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Our Offices

NESDIS Program Offices

NESDIS is made up of numerous offices that each manage different areas of satellite operations and acquisitions as well as environmental data and information.

Our headquarters is located in Silver Spring, Maryland, and other mission support offices are located across the United States. 

The Office of Projects, Planning, and Analysis
Office of Projects, Planning, & Analysis
OPPA works to advance the application of satellite technology to Earth observations.
Office of Projects, Planning, & Analysis
NOAA's Satellite Operations Facility in Suitland, Maryland, seen at sunset.
Office of Satellite Ground Services
OSGS works to maintain and advance agile, scalable, and efficient solutions to make sure that satellite data gets to users.
Office of Satellite Ground Services
locations of NOAA observing system orbits: DSCOVR satellite orbiting the sun, GOES-R satellite orbiting Earth, and NOAA-20 orbiting the Earth
Office of System Architecture & Advanced Planning
OSAAP accelerates our nation’s environmental information services by designing and developing the next generation of Earth observation and data information systems.
Office of System Architecture & Advanced Planning
NSOF Building
Office of Satellite & Product Operations
OSPO is the primary intermediary between civil sector users of data and operational environmental satellites, and is also responsible for transmitting data to remote receiving stations.
Office of Satellite & Product Operations
Image of a satellite
GOES-R Program Office
Advanced detection of environmental phenomena that directly affect public safety, protection of property, and our nation’s economic health and prosperity.
GOES-R Program Office
Artist's digital rendering of the JPSS-1/NOAA-20 satellite
Joint Polar Satellite System Program Office
Developing the Next Generation of Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellites: A Collaborative Effort between NOAA, NASA and Industry Partners
Joint Polar Satellite System Program Office
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Center for Satellite Applications & Research
STAR translates raw satellite data into critical information needed to inform the public and safeguard the environment across the country and around the world.
Center for Satellite Applications & Research
The National Centers for Environmental Information graphic
National Centers for Environmental Information
NCEI is the Nation’s leading authority for environmental data—storing and providing public access to one of the most significant environmental data archives on Earth.
National Centers for Environmental Information
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Commercial Remote Sensing Regulatory Affairs
Balancing commercial viability of private Earth remote sensing space systems and sound regulatory practices and policies while protecting national security, foreign policy, and international obligations.
Commercial Remote Sensing Regulatory Affairs
Satellite imagery of the Earth with a map of the Earth
International & Interagency Affairs Division
IIAD facilitates the process and policy behind working with nations that are tracking the weather and the global climate.
International & Interagency Affairs Division
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Office of Space Commerce
The Office of Space Commerce is the principal unit for the coordination of space-related issues, programs, and initiatives at the Department of Commerce.
Office of Space Commerce