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Coordinating Committee

The NOAA Testbed and Operational Proving Ground Coordinating Committee provides a forum for effective and efficient functioning of NOAA’s testbeds and proving grounds.


Oceanic & Atmospheric Research


National Weather Service

Line Office Focal Points

  • J.J. Brost, National Weather Service
  • Sid Boukabara, NESDIS
  • Andrea Ray, Oceanic and Atmospheric Research
  • Peter Stone, National Ocean Service
  • Vacant, National Marine Fisheries Service

Past Chairs

  • Peter Stone (NOS), 2018-2020
  • Paula Davidson (NWS) 2013-2018
  • John Gaynor (OAR) and Paula Davidson (NWS) (2011-2013)
Name Testbed/Proving Ground Affiliation
Eugene Petrescu Arctic Testbed and Proving Ground NWS/AR/ESSD
Rebecca Mazur Arctic Testbed and Proving Ground NWS/AR/ESSD
Bruce Entwistle Aviation Weather Testbed NWS/AFS/FSD/ASWS BR
Joshua Scheck Aviation Weather Testbed NWS/AWC/ASB
Ryan Solomon Aviation Weather Testbed NWS/AWC/ASB
Austin Cross Aviation Weather Testbed NWS/AWC/ASB
Dave Dewitt Climate Testbed NWS/CPC
Jessie Carman Climate Testbed OAR/WPO
Matthew Rosencrans Climate Testbed NWS/CPC/OMB
Tracy Fanara Coastal and Ocean Modeling Testbed NOS/IOOS/OD
Curtis Alexander Developmental Testbed Center OAR/ESRL/GSL
Louisa Nance Developmental Testbed Center NCAR/RAL/JNT
Daniel Lindsey Satellite Proving Ground NESDIS/GOESPG
Mitch Goldberg Satellite Proving Ground NESDIS
Kodi Berry Hazardous Weather Testbed OAR/NSSL
Alan Gerard Hazardous Weather Testbed OAR/NSSL
Patrick Marsh Hazardous Weather Testbed NWS/SPC
Andrea Ray Hydrometeorology Testbed OAR/PSL
James Nelson Hydrometeorology Testbed NWS/WPC/DTB
James Yoe Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation NWS/NCEP
Tom Auligne Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation NWS/NCEP
Jason Sippel Joint Hurricane Testbed OAR/AOML
Wallace Hogsett Joint Hurricane Testbed NWS/NHC/TSB
John (J.J.) Brost Operations Proving Ground NWS/STI/OPG
Chris Siewert Space Weather Prediction Testbed NWS/SWPC/SWSB
Eric Adamson Space Weather Prediction Testbed NWS/SWPC/SWSB

Guiding Documents


Charter for the Testbeds and Proving Grounds Coordinating Committee adopted September 2020

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Procedural Handbook for NOAA Administrative Order (NAO) 216-105B: Policy on Research and Development Transitions

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Performance Measures

Performance and Success Measures focusing on Relevance, Quality and Efficiency/Effectiveness

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Recommended Roles and Responsibilities, Function and Governance for developmental testbeds & operational proving ground

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