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NOAA Western Regional Center

NOAA's Western Regional Center (WRC) is located in Seattle on Lake Washington, adjacent to Seattle's Warren G. Magnuson Park.

Picture of the Western Regional Center campus looking northwest.  Click to open a larger version of the photo.

The complete Western Regional Center consists of nine buildings which contain 473,938 square feet and a vessel staging pier. Three of the buildings provide offices and laboratory facilities for NOAA components and a fourth is a multi- purpose auditorium. There is also an employee services center and a heated warehouse building with various shops. As the center is located on the site of an old Naval Air Station, two former aircraft hangars have been refurbished to provide indoor workspace and covered storage. More information can be found in a short history of the planning and development of the center.

Map of the Western Regional Center

Directions from the airport to the WRC

WRC Site Closure Advisory

Facility Services

This section is designed for WRC employees. You will find information and services you may need on a daily basis in this section. These include: driving directions, campus map, meeting room scheduling, WRC campus policies, programs, and goals plus other local and regional items of general interest. IT and telecommunication services such as telephone support, voice mail, desktop faxing, and phone calling cards are also located here.

Security Services

The DOC OSY Western Region Security Office (WRSO) on campus is responsible for ID cards, campus security, threat briefings, and visitor access. Also, security awareness posters and a security responsibilities guide can be found here.


  Updated: August 07, 2008