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About PMEL

NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) is a federal laboratory that makes critical observations and conducts groundbreaking research to advance our knowledge of the global ocean and its interactions with the earth, atmosphere, ecosystems, and climate.  PMEL’s mission is to a) observe, analyze, and predict oceanic and atmospheric phenomena, b) lead the development and deployment of innovative technologies, c) identify and understand ocean-related issues of major consequence, and d) inform society with well-documented, high quality science.  Key research areas at PMEL include ocean acidification, tsunami detection and forecasting, hydrothermal vent systems, fisheries oceanography, and long term climate monitoring and analysis.

For more information on the research areas at PMEL see the Research page.

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For more information regarding careers, internships, and scholarship programs at NOAA please visit or the Office of Education website for more information. Current job openings at Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory can be found at:

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JISAO logo University of Washington: PMEL employs many individuals through our partnership with the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) at the University of Washington. From the University of Washington employment site, search for "JISAO" to find openings at PMEL
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