With the rapid rise in the development of Web technologies and climate services across NOAA, there has been an increasing need for greater collaboration regarding NOAA's online climate services. The drivers include the need to enhance NOAA's Web presence in response to customer requirements, emerging needs for improved decision-making capabilities across all sectors of society facing impacts from climate variability and change, and the importance of leveraging climate data and services to support research and public education. To address these needs, NOAA embarked upon an ambitious program to develop a NOAA Climate Services Portal (NCS Portal). Our goal is for the Portal to become the "go-to" website for NOAA's climate data, products, and services for all users.
We would like you to take a look at and receive your feedback on NOAA's Climate Services prototype website at http://www.climate.gov/. Your comments will be more valuable if you could spend some time navigating the resource prior to taking the survey. Perhaps you could look for your favorite climate data, or peruse some new information. When you're ready to take the ten-minute survey, click on the invite-icon (a large red check-mark) in the upper right-hand corner of http://www.climate.gov/.