WEB PORTAL SHOWCASES NOAA VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
April 27, 2007 — Volunteers play an integral role in supporting the environmental stewardship conducted every day by NOAA. Anyone wishing to join the variety of volunteer opportunities can now acquire a greater understanding of, and pursue, the available NOAA volunteer opportunities through the Web portal www.volunteer.noaa.gov. (Click NOAA image for larger view of Volunteer@NOAA Web portal. Please credit “NOAA.”)
across the nation provide vital support to NOAA as we strive to understand,
protect and educate others about our oceans and atmosphere,” said
retired Navy Vice Adm. Conrad
C. Lautenbacher, Ph.D., undersecretary of commerce for oceans and
atmosphere and NOAA administrator. “I commend all volunteers for
dedicating their time and expertise.”
“Volunteers in these research, observation and educational roles benefit science, our citizens and our planet,” added Lautenbacher.
NOAA, an agency of the U.S. Commerce Department, is celebrating 200 years of science and service to the nation. From the establishment of the Survey of the Coast in 1807 by Thomas Jefferson to the formation of the Weather Bureau and the Commission of Fish and Fisheries in the 1870s, much of America's scientific heritage is rooted in NOAA. NOAA is dedicated to enhancing economic security and national safety through the prediction and research of weather and climate-related events and information service delivery for transportation, and by providing environmental stewardship of the nation's coastal and marine resources. Through the emerging Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS), NOAA is working with its federal partners, more than 60 countries and the European Commission to develop a global monitoring network that is as integrated as the planet it observes, predicts and protects.
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