Welcome to NOAA Communications | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NOAA Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

  For interviews with NOAA leadership and information on policy issues, budget, and legislation

Scott Smullen, Deputy Director
Chris Vaccaro, Senior Media Relations Specialist

NOAA National Environmental Satellite and Information Service

  Satellite images, satellite operations, environmental data, historical weather and climate data

John Leslie, 301-713-0214
John Bateman, 301-713-9604

NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service

  Sustainable fisheries (commercial and recreational fishing), protected resources (whales, dolphins, seals and sea turtles), endangered species, habitat, aquaculture, international fishing and marine mammal issues, seafood inspection, Marine Mammal Protection Act, Magnuson-Stevens Act, Endangered Species Act, law enforcement, and ocean fishing regulations

John Ewald, 301-427-8029
Kate Goggin, 202-924-5114
Jasmine Blackwell, 202-841-9184

Alaska Region (Juneau, Alaska)

Julie Speegle, 907-586-7032 
Maggie Mooney-Seus, 206-526-4348

Greater Atlantic Region (Gloucester, Massachusetts)

Jennifer Goebel, 978-281-9175
Teri Frady, 508-495-2239
Shelley Dawicki, 508-495-2378

West Coast Region

Michael Milstein503-231-6268 (Portland, Oregon)

Southeast Region (St. Petersburg, Florida)

Kim Amendola, 727-551-5707
Allison Garrett, 727-551-5707

Pacific Islands Region (Honolulu)

Ingrid Biedron, 808-725-5735

NOAA National Ocean Service

  Coral reefs, coastal resource management, estuarine research reserves, harmful algal blooms, hazardous spill response and restoration, marine protected areas, marine sanctuaries, nautical charts, ocean observing systems, and tides and water levels

Main number: 301-713-3066
Jennie Lyons, 301-713-3066
Jerry Slaff, 240-533-0935

NOAA National Weather Service

  National Weather Service
Severe weather, NOAA Weather Radio, weather safety information

Susan Buchanan, 301-427-9000
Maureen O’Leary, 301-427-9000
Jasmine Blackwell, 301-427-9000


Storm Prediction Center, Norman, Oklahoma.
Severe storms, tornadoes, fire weather outlooks, storm chasing Keli Pirtle, 405-325-6933 National Hurricane Center
Tropical storms and hurricanes in the Atlantic, Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico and the eastern Pacific Dennis Feltgen, 305-229-4404 NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Prediction
Includes NOAA Climate Prediction Center
Seasonal outlooks, drought, climate prediction, El Nino and La Nina Lauren Gaches, 301-683-1327 Space Weather Prediction Center, Boulder, Colorado.
Solar and geomagnetic storms, solar cycles, auroras Theo Stein, 303-497-6288

NOAA Oceanic and Atmospheric Research

  Climate, weather, polar, ocean, and coastal research, tsunamis, ocean acidification, global monitoring and observation. Monica Allen, 301-734-1123 Office of Ocean Exploration
NOAA’s center for new activities to explore and better understand the oceans.  Monica Allen, 301-734-1123 Earth System Research Laboratory
Atmospheric science, climate change, ozone depletion, weather, air quality. Theo Stein, 303-497-6288
(Boulder, Colorado) 

NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations

  Research ships and aircraft, NOAA Corps

David Hall, 301-713-7671
Jonathan Shannon, 863-267-1867