NOAA's service to research


  • John V. Byrne


I want to discuss two of the major areas of effort in which NOAA is engaged—service and science. There is a third area, management, where we have responsibilities for managing fisheries, marine and estuarine sanctuaries, and so on. But that is not the focus of my remarks today. I want instead to concentrate on NOAA's primary responsibility, service, and on some areas of NOAA research that underpin our service functions.