New NOAA research to improve prediction systems 23 February 2015

New NOAA research to improve prediction systems

NOAA’s Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP) program awarded $1.8 million to support 10 new multi-year projects to help improve NOAA’s climate predictions from two weeks to a year in advance, including extreme conditions. These projects will contribute to the NOAA Climate Test Bed, aimed at accelerating research-based advances in climate prediction and transitioning new tools and techniques to NOAA’s operational services. MAPP is a part of the Climate Program Office, situated within NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research.

CPO invests $2.9 million to support advances in climate monitoring 16 February 2015

CPO invests $2.9 million to support advances in climate monitoring

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.


Charting Colorado’s Vulnerability to Climate Change 5 February 2015

Charting Colorado’s Vulnerability to Climate Change

The CPO-funded WWA RISA, in collaboration with Colorado State University, conducted a broad study of climate vulnerability for the state of Colorado. Drawing from existing data and peer-reviewed research, the study summarizes the key challenges facing seven sectors: ecosystems, water, agriculture, energy, transportation, outdoor recreation and tourism, and public health.
NOAA hosted first annual U.S. Climate Modeling Summit 13 January 2015

NOAA hosted first annual U.S. Climate Modeling Summit

On February 11, NOAA’s Climate Program Office hosted the first annual U.S. Climate Modelling Summit (USCMS) at the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction in College Park, Md.

A look back at 2014: NOAA Climate Program Office articulates roadmap for future progress in climate science 12 January 2015

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

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.

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