Monday, October 20, 2014

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.

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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

CPO’s Thurston to attend Typhoon Workshop in Kyoto

Friday, September 19, 2014
CPO’s Sidney Thurston will attend the Third Capacity Development Workshop for the North Pacific Ocean and Marginal Seas (NPOMS-3) at Kyoto University Oct 6-8, 2014.

NOAA joins with Princeton and other institutions in six-year study to help public better understand Southern Ocean

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Princeton University, NOAA and eight other partner institutions are partnering on a six-year SOCCOM initiative. The U.S. Argo program, led by CPO's Steven Piotrowicz, will play a major role in the project.

9th NOAA-Indonesia Ocean-Climate Observations, Analysis, and Applications Partnership Workshop

Sunday, August 10, 2014

The "9th NOAA-Indonesia Ocean-Climate Observations, Analysis and Applications Partnership Workshop” will be held in Jakarta on August 20-23, 2014. 

NOAA's Climate Program Office (CPO) is announcing the Federal Funding Opportunity for Fiscal Year 2015

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
NOAA's Climate Program Office (CPO) is announcing the Federal Funding Opportunity for Fiscal Year 2015. Pending final budget appropriations, CPO expects approximately $15.5 million will be available through the announcement, and anticipates nearly 100 new awards  between $50,000 to $200,000 each, with multi-year RISA awards ranging from $600,000 to $700,000 per year.
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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 Observations Program

Candyce ClarkProgram Manager, Tropical Moored Buoys, JCOMM, etc
301-427-2463

Joel LevyProgram Manager
301-427-2462

Steve PiotrowiczProgram Manager, Argo
301-427-2493

Diane StanitskiProgram Manager, OceanSites, Moorings
301-427-2465

Sidney ThurstonInternational Development
301-427-2459

Climate Monitoring Program

William L. Murray NOAA Affiliate, Acting Program Manager
301-427-2476

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

Arctic Research Program

Kathy CraneProgram Manager
301-427-2471

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