Friday, February 18, 2011

NOAA 2012 Budget

On February 14, 2011, President Obama issued the FY 2012 budget for NOAA, requesting $5.5 billion for the nation’s oceanic and atmospheric agency. The budget request represents a $56.8 million decrease compared to the 2011 budget.

NOAA cited several goals of the budget including:

* Improving prediction of high impact weather and water forecasts

* Supporting sustainable oceans, fisheries, and communities

* Providing critical investments in satellites and sensors to further NOAA’s observational mission

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