Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) of NOAA Research: Provides the research foundation for understanding the complex systems that support our planet. Working in partnership with other organizational units of NOAA; NOAA Research enables better forecasts, earlier warnings for natural disasters, and a greater understanding of the Earth. Their role is to provide unbiased science to better manage the environment, nationally, and globally.
National Weather Service (NWS): Provide weather, water, and climate data, forecasts and warnings for the protection of life and property and enhancement of the national economy. NWS's vision is to create a Weather-Ready Nation: Society is Prepared for and Responds to Weather-Dependent Events.