MAPP Task Forces

MAPP Task Forces are organized by the MAPP program with the goal of optimally leveraging community-wide research and transition activities in support of enhancing NOAA services. Each MAPP Task Force is comprised of 30-40 investigators primarily funded by the MAPP program to carry out individual research projects relevant to particular task force themes over at least a three-year period.

A new 3-year Task Force on subseasonal to seasonal prediction, the S2S Prediction Task Force, began in Fall 2016. This Task Force will involve PIs funded from MAPP’s FY 2016 competition on “Research to Advance Prediction of Subseasonal to Seasonal Phenomena.” Learn more about current MAPP Task Forces:



The MAPP Task Forces bring together researchers and scientists at universities, research laboratories, and operational centers, facilitating synergistic community efforts regarding research outcomes and research needs. By drawing from expertise across federal agencies, universities and other scientific institutions, the MAPP Task Forces accelerate enhancements to NOAA’s observational, modeling, prediction, and projection capabilities and provide a platform for increased community interaction so as to identify and strengthen collaborations and synergies.

The NOAA Drought Task Force was first organized in 2011 and is now in its second cycle. Learn more about previous MAPP-organized Task Forces:



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