Welcome to the Office of Science and Technology 

The Office of Science and Technology is part of the National Marine Fisheries Service (abbreviated “NMFS” and informally known as “NOAA Fisheries”).  The Office advocates and ensures the sound scientific basis for NOAA Fisheries science programs and resource conservation and management decisions.

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    NOAA senior research scientist, Dr. Bruce Collette, wins prestigious lifetime achievement award Read More...

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    NOAA and Partners Take Action to Help Safeguard the Nation’s Fish, Wildlife, and Plants in a Changing Climate Read More...

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    OCEANADAPT tool tracks shifts in the distribution of U.S. marine species with changing ocean conditions. Read More...

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    The Draft Climate Science Strategy for public review and comment identifies seven key steps needed to increase the production, delivery, and use of climate-related information Read More...

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    A new Sea Grant-NMFS Exchange program has been established to expand the partnership between NMFS and Sea Grant and improve the services each provides to stakeholders. Read More...

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    Fisheries oceanography got its start in 1914. Today, fisheries oceanography supports NOAA Fisheries’ transition to ecosystem-based management. Read More...

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    Just how noisy is the ocean? NOAA scientists are about to find out. Read More...