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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)
NameTestbed/Proving GroundAffiliation
Eugene PetrescuArctic Testbed and Proving GroundNWS/AR/ESSD
Rebecca MazurArctic Testbed and Proving GroundNWS/AR/ESSD
Bruce EntwistleAviation Weather TestbedNWS/AFS/FSD/ASWS BR
Joshua ScheckAviation Weather TestbedNWS/AWC/ASB
Ryan SolomonAviation Weather TestbedNWS/AWC/ASB
Austin CrossAviation Weather TestbedNWS/AWC/ASB
Dave DewittClimate TestbedNWS/CPC
Jessie CarmanClimate TestbedOAR/WPO
Matthew RosencransClimate TestbedNWS/CPC/OMB
Tracy FanaraCoastal and Ocean Modeling TestbedNOS/IOOS/OD
Curtis AlexanderDevelopmental Testbed CenterOAR/ESRL/GSL
Louisa NanceDevelopmental Testbed CenterNCAR/RAL/JNT
Daniel LindseySatellite Proving GroundNESDIS/GOESPG
Mitch GoldbergSatellite Proving GroundNESDIS
Kodi BerryHazardous Weather TestbedOAR/NSSL
Alan GerardHazardous Weather TestbedOAR/NSSL
Patrick MarshHazardous Weather TestbedNWS/SPC
Andrea RayHydrometeorology TestbedOAR/PSL
James NelsonHydrometeorology TestbedNWS/WPC/DTB
James YoeJoint Center for Satellite Data AssimilationNWS/NCEP
Tom AuligneJoint Center for Satellite Data AssimilationNWS/NCEP
Jason SippelJoint Hurricane TestbedOAR/AOML
Wallace HogsettJoint Hurricane TestbedNWS/NHC/TSB
John (J.J.) BrostOperations Proving GroundNWS/STI/OPG
Michele CashSpace Weather Prediction TestbedNWS/SWPC/SWSB
Terry OnsagerSpace Weather Prediction TestbedNWS/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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