Friday, February 27, 2015

Climate Observations

The Climate Observation Division's mission is to provide long-term, high quality, timely, global observational data, information and products in support of climate, Arctic, weather, and ocean research communities, forecasters, and other service providers and users, for the benefit of society.  

Program activities aim to:

  1. Build and sustain a global climate observing system according to climate monitoring principles
  2. Develop and maintain long time-series indicators of climate variability and change
  3. Develop and maintain standard data sets for initialization and evaluation of climate forecast models, assessments of climate change, and informed risk management
  4. Develop informational products, diagnostics, and assessments of observed climate variability and change on global to regional scales

The resulting global observations and products contribute to other NOAA Programs, national and international capabilities aimed at understanding, modeling, and forecasting of the earth system, as well as developing targeted information to better inform society about changes of the earth system, including better response options.  Access to these global observations and analyses of observational data has provided our Nation with invaluable information needed to better minimize climate-related risk and maximize climate-related opportunities. The program also provides data and information management support for national and international climate assessments. The Climate Observation Division supports and coordinates its observing efforts with other activities in NOAA, other federal agencies, as well as international partners.

News

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CPO invests $2.9 million to support advances in climate monitoring

Monday, February 16, 2015

NOAA’s Climate Program Office’s (CPO) Climate Observation and Monitoring Division has awarded over $2.9 million this year to support 10 new multi-year projects to develop innovative strategies and new information products to help better detect, monitor, and understand  climate variability and change.


NOAA’s Climate Program Office awards $22.3 million to advance climate science

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

NOAA’s Climate Program Office (CPO) has awarded more than $22.3 million to support 77 multi-year projects conducted by research partners.  With these new awards, CPO helps improve the breadth and scope of climate research, and offers opportunities for collaboration within and integration between programs. Potential research results will likely have impacts far beyond individual projects and funding programs.

COD Scientists provide input on Ocean Today video

Friday, January 30, 2015
Two scientists supported by the NOAA Climate Observation Division, Mark Merrifield (University of Hawaii Sea Level Center) and Stephen Gill (NOAA/NOS/CO-OPS), served as the lead scientists providing input to the a Ocean Today video.

A look back at 2014: NOAA Climate Program Office articulates roadmap for future progress in climate science

Monday, January 12, 2015

In 2014, NOAA’s Climate Program Office, led by Director Wayne Higgins, went through the process of rearticulating its mission, vision, and unique value through the development of the CPO Strategic Plan. The office also made major progress on an Implementation Plan that provides a roadmap to achieving important outcomes in climate science.

New research shows ocean warming poses "immediate threat" to keystone reef-building coral in the Caribbean

Thursday, November 06, 2014

New research published in The Proceeding of the Royal Society - Biological Sciences provides new insights on the threat  ocean warming poses on coral growth in Mesoamerican barrier reefs.  The research, partially funded by CPO's Climate Monitoring program, used laboratory experiments to examine the adverse effects of ocean warming and acidification, and showed that the warming predicted by the IPCC for the end of the 21st century produced a five-fold decrease in coral calcification - the process by which corals produce calcium carbonate (CaCO3) and build reefs.

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Contact:

David M Legler, Division Chief
301 427-2460

Debbie GaloRiverside Technology, Inc., Program Support
301-427-2466

Claudia PerezRiverside Technology, Inc., Program Support
301-427-2470

Ocean Climate Observation Program

Steve PiotrowiczProgram Manager, Argo
301-427-2493

Diane StanitskiProgram Manager, OceanSites, Moorings
303-497-6375

Kathy Tedesco – NOAA Affiliate, Program Manager, Carbon
301-427-2462

Sidney ThurstonInternational Development
301-427-2459

Climate Monitoring Program

Jennifer Saleem Arrigo NOAA Affiliate,  Program Manager
301-427-2488

Arctic Research Program

Kathy CraneProgram Manager
301-427-2471

Communications 

Emily Smith – Knauss Fellow
301-427-2463

 

Upcoming Events


NOAA Climate Observation Division Webinar

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The NOAA Climate Observation Division hosted a webinar on September 25, 2014 to: 1) Inform the community about achievements and plans for NOAA’s Climate Program Office as well as for the Climate Observation Division, 2) Present COD’s Strategic Plan draft, 3) Introduce new COD team members, and 4) Highlight future areas of emphasis and plans for the future.

Click here to access the webinar agenda and presentation files