The NOAA Research Council is the corporate body responsible for developing and maintaining NOAA's R&D strategic planning documents. Links to current and past planning documents and related material are available below.
NOAA 5 Year Research and Development Plan
The latest NOAA 5-Year Research and Development Plan for 2013 is now available in a web-based version, as a downloadable PDF, or quick-reference Executive Summary in PDF form.
NOAA 20-Year Research Vision
NOAA developed its 20-Year Research Vision in 2005 following on a review and recommendations from our Science Advisory Board. The document describes the vision of NOAA at the forefront of informing decision-makers and is available for download in a PDF format.
Please contact the Research Council Executive Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding the NOAA R&D strategic plans or 20-Year Vision.