National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service (NESDIS)


A photo of different types of transportation such as an airplane, a truck, a train and a ship

Earth's environment can change at a moments notice, creating dangerous situations for planes, trains, cars, and ships.

That’s why data from NOAA satellites power a wide range of forecasts and products to support safer and more efficient transportation.

NOAA's satellite data aids in forecasting wave height and sea ice concentration for shipping, volcanic ash plumes for safer aviation, and severe weather to keep commuters safe on our national roadways.