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CPO-funded ESRL team receives Technology Transfer Award


A team at NOAA Earth Systems Research Laboratory (ESRL), led by Cecelia DeLuca, is one of the recipients of the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) 2015 Technology Transfer Interagency Partnership Award for research that was supported by the Modeling, Analysis, Predictions and Projections (MAPP) Program. The ESRL team is part of MAPP’s software model infrastructure development activities.
The ESRL team worked in concert with five other laboratories to develop the Ultrascale Visualization Climate Data Analysis Tool (UV-CDAT), a suite of technologies used for climate research to support planning, adaptation, and mitigation. The specific contribution of the ESRL team, and in particular developers Ryan O’Kuinghttons and Robert Oehmke, was to provide Earth System Modeling Framework (ESMF) grid remapping tools that enabled UV-CDAT to remap the wide variety of grids now used in climate models.
This step is often needed as part of data visualization, analysis, or inter-comparison. The data analysis, visualization, diagnostics, and model metric capabilities of the UV-CDAT have successfully supported climate model evaluation used in a variety of climate applications and projects, including the 2013 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report.
Since 1984, the FLC has bestowed an annual award to federal laboratories for their part in successful and outstanding technology transfer efforts. The prestigious Interagency Partnership Award recognizes agency and/or laboratory employees from at least two different agencies who have collaboratively accomplished outstanding work in transferring technology. 
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