Search

Stay Connected

NOAA Research News

NOAA organizes first agency-wide event to advance its modeling enterprise
MWalker
/ Categories: Climate, Ecosystems, Weather , 2018

NOAA organizes first agency-wide event to advance its modeling enterprise

NOAA constantly strives to improve its models of our changing environment in order to provide citizens, planners, emergency managers, and other decision makers with reliable information they can act on. But improving models takes time, money, and labor—tight budget constraints make this a challenging feat.

NOAA is leading the charge in the U.S. government to actively address this challenge by implementing a new strategy called unified modeling — a transparent and coordinated approach geared toward optimizing resources and enhancing outcomes. NOAA has begun acting on this strategy, and an upcoming agency-wide General Modeling Meeting and Fair serves as an important milestone in bringing together the modeling community to build on recent efforts.

“Addressing NOAA’s mission involves connecting modeling across various disciplines, based on new collaborations and partnerships,” said Annarita Mariotti, Director of the NOAA Research MAPP Program and Chair of the meeting’s Organizing Committee. “This is the purpose of this meeting.”

The meeting and fair’s theme is “interdisciplinary modeling and partnerships” with primary goals to enhance modeling communication and networking and to inform future activities of the NOAA Unified Modeling Committee

In January 2017, the Unified Modeling Committee published a white paper, the first systematic assessment of unified modeling for the government that identified six actionable topics to move forward with under a unified modeling strategy. One of these action items was to establish a “NOAA-wide process for information exchange,” and as a result, a sub-team led by Mariotti determined the need to organize this workshop regularly.

“The committee recognized early on that information exchange is a cost effective way to help connect the broad variety of NOAA modeling needs and activities,” said Mariotti. “While topical modeling meetings exist, there was no venue for the NOAA modeling enterprise to come together and discuss opportunities to connect existing activities.”

Jason Link, Senior Scientist for Ecosystems at NOAA Fisheries and co-Chair of the Unified Modeling Committee, noted that some of the protocols that the hurricane modelers have developed are just as appropriate for fish models or water models, and vice versa.

“Establishing a venue where all of NOAA’s modelers and our partners can share ideas seems like a win-win situation,” said Link.

Through keynote presentations, discussion sessions, booths, and modeling tutorials, this event will facilitate an exchange of best practices and a culture evolution across all of NOAA’s modeling enterprise, including the external community.

“Doing much more with our existing resources helps every aspect of NOAA’s mission,” said Hendrik Tolman, Senior Advisor for Advanced Modeling Systems at the National Weather Service and co-Chair of the Unified Modeling Committee, regarding the meeting. “Modeling enables NOAA to successfully execute its mission.”

Mariotti added that she hopes meeting participants will go home with a broader knowledge of who’s doing what kind of modeling at NOAA and some new ideas on what else they can do to extend what NOAA is able to do today.

The NOAA General Modeling Meeting and Fair takes place September 10-12 at the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction in College Park, MD. Registration remains open through August 31st.

Register today and learn more in this General Modeling Meeting and Fair Flyer.

Previous Article High temperatures bring citizen scientists to map the hottest places in D.C. and Baltimore
Next Article NOAA funding research effort to develop global aerosol map
Print
2963

Documents to download

x

Popular Research News

NOAA scientist honored for tackling the world’s big climate questions

NOAA scientist honored for tackling the world’s big climate questions Read more

NOAA senior research scientist Isaac Held was awarded the 2018 Roger Revelle Medal on Wednesday evening by the American Geophysical Union for his pioneering work to answer some of the biggest questions about the structure of our atmosphere and how its large-scale circulation systems drive our weather and climate.

Argo Program Achieves Milestone with Two Million Ocean Measurements

Argo Program Achieves Milestone with Two Million Ocean Measurements Read more

An Argo float recently surfaced in the Atlantic Ocean to transmit temperature and salinity measurements from over a mile deep. This float was made in France and launched by German scientists in 2016, and it is one of thousands in the international Argo Program, which just recorded its two millionth profile, marking a major milestone for the 20-year old observation program.

NOAA seeking public input for research and development plan

NOAA seeking public input for research and development plan Read more

The public is invited to help set the course for NOAA research and development for the coming years.   Public comments will be welcomed until Friday, February 8, 2019. You can submit your comments by email to noaa.rdplan@noaa.gov. Please include the subject line “NOAA R&D Plan Public Comment.”

 

XPRIZE finalists test new technologies for $1M NOAA Bonus Prize

XPRIZE finalists test new technologies for $1M NOAA Bonus Prize Read more

Editor's note: We are sharing a news release that XPRIZE issued this week on the competition for the $1 million Bonus Prize sponsored by NOAA.

As the world’s leader in designing and managing incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges, XPRIZE announced this week that the three finalist teams competing for the $1 million Bonus Prize sponsored by NOAA, in its Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE, have tested their technologies in Ponce, Puerto Rico.

NOAA taps fishery scientist to lead its Pacific Marine Environmental Lab

NOAA taps fishery scientist to lead its Pacific Marine Environmental Lab Read more

Michelle McClure, director of the Fishery Resource Analysis and Monitoring Division at NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center, began work Monday, February 4, 2019,  as the new director of NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory in Seattle.

RSS
«February 2019»
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
272829303112
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
242526272812
3456789

Oar Headquarters

Phone: 301-713-2458
Address: 1315 East-West Highway Silver Spring, MD 20910

Stay Connected

About Us

The Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) - or "NOAA Research" - provides the research foundation for understanding the complex systems that support our planet. Working in partnership with other organizational units of the NOAA, a bureau of the Department of Commerce, NOAA Research enables better forecasts, earlier warnings for natural disasters, and a greater understanding of the Earth. Our role is to provide unbiased science to better manage the environment, nationally, and globally.

Contact Us

Can't Find What You Need?
Send Feedback
Back To Top