NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) was created by the merger of NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC). NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015. NCEI is the Nation’s leading authority for environmental data, and manage one of the largest archives of atmospheric, coastal, geophysical, and oceanic research in the world. NCEI contributes to the NESDIS mission by developing new products and services that span the science disciplines and enable better data discovery. NCEI helps NOAA meet the growing need for high value data by supporting projects like the Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act and the NOAA Blue Economy Initiative. Our stewardship practices maximize the organization’s investment in environmental research, converting scientific insights into dynamic, usable information that inform strategy and decision making in government, academia, and the private sector. NCEI data help businesses and organizations across sectors operate more efficiently, safely, environmentally, and economically.