Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, OAR, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce

Data Center Description
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/

The Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL)
carries out interdisciplinary scientific investigations
in oceanography and atmospheric science. Current PMEL programs
focus on open ocean observations in support of long-term
monitoring and prediction of the ocean environment on time
scales from hours to decades. Studies are conducted to improve
our understanding of the complex physical and geochemical
processes operating in the world oceans, to define the forcing
functions and the processes driving ocean circulation and the
global climate system, and to improve environmental forecasting
capabilities and other supporting services for marine commerce
and fisheries. Results from PMEL research activities contribute
to NOAA's strategic goals of implementing seasonal-to-interannual
climate forecasts, assessing and predicting decadal to centennial
climate change, advancing short-term warning and forecast services,
and building sustainable fisheries.

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