Southeast Regional Climate Center
The Southeast Regional Climate Center (SERCC) is one of six regional centers in the U.S. managed by NOAA's National Climatic Data Center. The SERCC is housed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and was created in response to an assessment that identified various user needs for regional climate services in the Southeast. The SERCC serves Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The mission of the SERCC is to provide timely, high quality, and pertinent climate data and information to public and private users in the region. The objectives used to achieve this mission include the provision of a timely, personal response to all inquiries for climate data and information; the operation of internet accessible computerized regional services and databases; the development of expertise to work on key regional climate issues and problems, and interpret climate forecasts; the issuance of various publications and papers appropriate to the needs of the user community in the Southeast; and the development of the capability to measure the value and use of services.
NOAA's Regional Climate Centers (RCCs) are a federal-state cooperative effort. The six centers that comprise the RCC Program provide useful and timely climate data, information and knowledge at local, state, regional and national levels. NCDC's Regional Climate Centers support a three-tiered national climate services support program. Other partners include the National Weather Service and State Climate Offices.
- National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)
- University of North Carolina