National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
United States Department of Commerce

What's New

Revenue Cutter Rush
November 04, 2015

The NOAA-National Archives logbook imaging project has now photographed more than 500,000 pages from historic ship's logbooks. This represents the daily work of generations of Navy, Coast Guard and Coast Survey officers over a total of 228,630 days at sea, in the Arctic and around the world. That's more than 600 years of experience. Their carefully recorded weather readings, and their... more

Old Weather

Our Weather's Past, the Climate's Future

Old Weather thumb (log book image)

Help scientists recover Arctic weather observations made by explorers. These transcriptions will contribute to climate model projections and improve a database of weather extremes. Historians will use your work to track past ship movements and the stories of the people on board.

Student Projects

High School & University Partners

Student projects (student image)

Students contribute to the Arctic Rediscovery Project in a variety of ways – from working directly with scientists and archivists on data recovery projects to conducting field experiments.