Posted October 19, 2016 by admin in Seminar & Workshop

NCEP Visiting Scientist Program

NCEP Visiting Scientist Program
National Centers for Environmental Prediction

Request for Proposal for NCEP Visiting Scientist Program
Managed by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) and UCAR announce a Visiting Scientist Program that will provide opportunities for scientists in the academic community and other government laboratories to interact with colleagues at NCEP. NCEP delivers national and global weather, water, climate and space weather guidance, forecasts, warnings and analyses to a broad range of users and partners. These products and services respond to user needs to protect life and property, enhance the nation’s economy, and support the nation’s growing need for environmental information.

This program offers an opportunity for the research community to be fully integrated within a national scale operational environment for discrete periods of time. Researchers integrated within “operations” will provide great benefit to NOAA research to operations (R2O) transition activities, bringing new concepts, tools, processes, and innovation to the conduct of “operations” more efficiently. Their presence will enhance ongoing activities and catalyze new efforts at several of the onsite test-beds while promoting an environment ripe for innovation. By immersing visiting scientists in the NCEP operational infrastructure, they can carry valuable insights and capabilities back to their home institutions, thereby facilitating O2R support.

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