Saturday, September 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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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.

Deep Argo floats deployed in Pacific

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Steve Piotrowicz, program manager at CPO's Office of Climate Observation joined the crew of the R/V Tangaroa in mid-June for a Deep Argo Development cruise. The R/V Tangaroa, operated by New Zealand’s National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research sailed from Wellington, New Zealand on June 16, 2014.

Physical Scientist position open in CPO's Arctic Research Program

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
NOAA's Climate Program Office (CPO) has a vacancy for a Physical Scientist to serve as strategic lead for NOAA's Arctic Research enterprise and Director of CPO's Arctic Research Program.

CPO's Piotrowicz presents at Marine Technology Society conference

Monday, April 07, 2014

Steve Piotrowicz, of CPO's Climate Observations Division,  gave an invited presentation on the requirements for ocean observations to address climate processes at the Marine Technology Society TechSurge: Ocean Sensors conference.


David M Legler, Division Chief
301 427-2460

Debbie GaloRiverside Technology, Inc., Program Support

Claudia PerezRiverside Technology, Inc., Program Support

Ocean Climate Observations Program

Candyce ClarkProgram Manager, Tropical Moored Buoys, JCOMM, etc

Joel LevyProgram Manager

Steve PiotrowiczProgram Manager, Argo

Diane StanitskiProgram Manager, OceanSites, Moorings

Sidney ThurstonInternational Development

Climate Monitoring Program

William L. Murray NOAA Affiliate, Acting Program Manager

Jennifer Saleem Arrigo NOAA Affiliate,  Program Manager

Arctic Research Program

Kathy CraneProgram Manager

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