INNOVIM is pleased to announce that we have been selected to provide scientific and software support for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center (CPC). These services will largely be provided to the Climate Prediction Center (CPC), with additional support provided to the National Hurricane Center (NHC)
“INNOVIM is extremely proud to have been awarded the opportunity to provide critical scientific support to the Climate Prediction Center as an important task in our ongoing OPSTECH contract with NOAA,” notes OPSTECH Program Manager Bob LeDoux. “INNOVIM eagerly anticipates the opportunity to make an impact nationally and internationally in the critical arena of climate research.”
CPC is a combined operational and development service center responsible for extended and long-range prediction, monitoring the global climate system, identifying and evaluating significant climate anomalies, and providing climate information products based on user needs. It is also responsible for: acquisition, processing and dissemination of current climate data, information, and analyses; the development of improved techniques for climate prediction; and linking weather and climate variability and extremes.
CPC collects and produces daily and monthly data, time series, and maps for various climate parameters, such as precipitation, temperature, and degree days for the United States, the Pacific Islands, and for other parts of the world. The Center also analyzes historical and real time atmospheric and oceanic data , monitors and predicts the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomena, as well as other climate patterns such as the North Atlantic and Pacific Decadal Oscillations, and also stratospheric ozone and temperature.
INNOVIM staff will directly support CPC’s mission to deliver real-time products and information that predict and describe climate variations on timescales from weeks to years thereby promoting effective management of climate risk and a climate-resilient society. These services are additional growth for INNOVIM under the OPSTECH Indefinite Delivery /Indefinite Quantity contract for NOAA NWS. The work will primarily be performed in College Park, Maryland at the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP) and will also include support in Massachusetts, New Jersey, Florida, and Hawaii.
“With the addition of CPC and our portfolio of Goddard Institute of Space Science (GISS) and National Weather Service (NWS) efforts,” says INNOVIM President Dr. Shahin Samadi, “we believe INNOVIM is uniquely positioned to support short and long term weather and climate services for the nation.”