National ESPC Agency Partners


Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) or 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. 



Oceanographer of the Navy: The Oceanographer of the Navy advises the Chief of Naval Operations on all issues related to oceanography, meteorology, hydrography, precise time, climate change, the Arctic, maritime domain awareness and geospatial and celestial referencing. The Oceanographer as the senior policy adviser for issues related to national ocean policy and governance. 

Air Force

557th Weather Wing:  The mission of the 557th Weather Wing is maximizing America's power through the exploitation of timely, accurate and relevant weather information; anytime, everywhere.  The wing is focused on developing, evaluating, testing and transitioning new technologies to weather teams around the world.

Department of Energy

Biological and Environmental Research Program:  The Department of Energy Biological and Environmental Research program advances world-class biological and environmental research programs and scientific user facilities to support DOE’s energy, environment, and basic research missions.  The BER program supports fundamental research and scientific user facilities to address diverse and critical global challenges. information needed to plan for future energy and resource needs.

National Science Foundation

Geosciences Directorate:  The National Science Foundation Geosciences Directorate supports basic research that advances the frontiers of knowledge and drives technological innovation while improving our understanding of the many processes that affect the global environment.These processes include the role of the atmosphere and oceans in climate, the planetary water cycle, and ocean acidification. 


Earth Science Division:  The purpose of NASA's Earth science program is to develop a scientific understanding of Earth's system and its response to natural or human-induced changes, and to improve prediction of climate, weather, and natural hazards.