GFDL - Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

GFDL Science Review – Guiding Documents

The NOAA Strategic Plan establishes its vision, its mission, and the strategic goals toward which all agency functions are aimed. The plan guides management decisions by providing a consistent framework for Line Office, Staff Office, and cross-organizational plans, initiatives, and performance measures. The 5-Year Research Plan supports the four mission goal areas identified in the NOAA Strategic Plan – Ecosystems, Climate, Weather and Water, and Commerce and Transportation – while underscoring the importance of research that cuts across traditional disciplinary boundaries. The 5-Year Research Plan includes milestones for NOAA’s research that are aimed at improving products and information services in the near term, while the 20-Year Research Vision adopts a longer-term perspective of the environmental and ecological challenges our nation faces and the technological and scientific advances needed to help meet those challenges.

Guiding documents