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Save the Date! 8th Annual NOAA Testbeds and Proving Grounds Workshop (Posted: 9/1/16)

25-26 April 2017, NWS Training Center, Kansas City, MO

The workshop will focus on exchanging lessons-learned and best practices within current NOAA and related testbeds/proving grounds, and on building cross-testbed collaborations and synergies. The workshop will feature an integrating science theme highlighting transition testing conducted at NOAA TBPG within the last year on enhancements to NOAA's New Observing System Capabilities and the fusion of observations with environmental forecast models. Examples include advances in satellite observations with the first satellite in the GOES-R and JPSS series, radio occultation from the COSMIC II follow-on, space weather from DSCOVR and altimetry from Jason 3, as well as the rapidly growing use of unmanned aeronautical and undersea systems, and recent field campaigns such as the El Nino Rapid Response and VORTEX-SE provide new and exciting data to advance our forecast and warning services to benefit the nation.

Organizing Committee: Kelleher, Goodman, Scheck, Gerard, Runk, Yoe, Cajina, Ayd, Davidson

Further information on registration and hotel reservations will be posted in a few months on the events page.

Past Announcements of Interest

Funding Opportunity (Posted: 10/10/14)

NOAA's OAR/OWAQ has issued an announcement of opportuntity, NOAA-OAR-OWAQ-2015-2004230 for researchers to submit proposals for HMT and HWT projects "... to test and evaluate, and modify if necessary, in a (quasi-operational) experimental environment, their own scientific and technological research applications". Please visit the link above for further information; please note the deadline of 5 p.m. (ET) Jan 28, 2015.

Funding Opportunity (Posted: 08/12/14)

NOAA has issued a funding opportunity (NOAA-NWS-NWSPO-2015-2004117) titled, Round 1 of Research to Operations Initiative, a "NOAA initiative to expand and accelerate critical weather forecasting research to operations to address growing service demands and increase the accuracy of weather forecasts", that encourages proposals from "applicants who are proposing to work in partnership with NOAA testbeds and Proving Grounds (listed on the www.testbeds.noaa.gov home page) and with NCEP modeling centers." Please see the weblink for further information; please note the deadline of 5pm (ET) Sept 30, 2014.

Helpful Information

  • CSTAR-VLab-OPG LinkagesInformation on procedures for advancing CSTAR results to operational readiness testing at the OPG