Oregon Climate Service
The Oregon Climate Service (OCS) is located on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis, Oregon and is the state repository for weather and climate information. The OCS's mission is to collect, manage, and maintain Oregon weather and climate data; to provide weather and climate information to those within and outside the state of Oregon; to educate the people of Oregon on current and emerging climate issues; and to perform independent research related to weather and climate issues.
State Climate Offices are an integral component of the National Climate Service Partnership, which also includes NOAA's National Climatic Data Center and six Regional Climate Centers (RCCs). State climate offices recognized by the American Association of State Climatologists (AASC) work closely with one another, and with the regional and national counterparts, to provide climate data and services at the local level. Specifically, AASC recognized state climate offices (or ARSCOs) provide one or more of the following services:
1) Coordinate and collect weather observations for the purpose of climate monitoring; 2) Summarize and disseminate weather and climate information to the user community; 3) Demonstrate to the user community the value of climate information in the decision making process; 4) Perform climate impact assessments and weather event evaluations; 5) Conduct climate research, diagnosis, and projections.
The Oregon Climate Service is recognized by the AASC.
Phone: (541) 737-8927
- Oregon State University
- National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)
- American Association of State Climatologists (AASC)