In order to achieve NOAA’s Mission: “To understand and predict changes in the Earth’s environment and conserve and manage coastal and marine resources to meet our Nation’s economic, social, and environmental needs,” it is necessary for NOAA to engage internationally.

Office of International Affairs Mission and Purpose:

Office of International Affairs Responsibilities:

NOAA OIA is managed by the Director of the Office of International Affairs, who also serves as a Senior Advisor to NOAA Leadership.


NOAA Office of International Affairs
Herbert C. Hoover Building , Room 68031
14th and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20235
Phone: (202) 482-6196
Fax: (202) 482-4307