WPO supports the majority of its competitively-funded research through an annual Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). The NOFO contains information about which WPO research programs are actively soliciting proposals, and the ground rules and key deadlines for each funding competition.

In FY21, WPO funded projects from the following programs below.

NOAA Earth Prediction Innovation Center (EPIC)

EPIC aims to advance weather modeling skill, reclaiming and maintaining international leadership in the area of Numerical Weather Prediction, and improving Research to Operations (R2O) mandated and instructed by the The Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act of 2017 (WRFIA) and The National Integrated Drought Information System Reauthorization Act of 2018Download xls   csv

Joint Technology Transfer Initiative (JTTI)

JTTI sought proposals to support further development, testing and evaluation of mature weather research that has potential for improving NOAA’s Unified Forecast System capabilities. Projects that are suitable for the JTTI program are matured enough that can transition to NOAA operations within the next 2-5 years. As such, projects that are most suitable for this competition are at Readiness Level (RL) 4 or above which mean the concept has been already developed and validated in their own or laboratory environment and ready to be tested in the NOAA environment. Prototype development suitable for UFS was allowed. Download  xls    csv

Observations (Obs)

The Obs Program aims develop and demonstrate innovative sensor and observing technologies that have high potential
for advancing an observation systems portfolio that is mission-effective, integrated, adaptable, and affordable. Surface-based and
boundary layer observations serve as critical inputs for the analysis and forecasts of the operational weather and water enterprise
for the protection of life and property and enhancement of the national economy. Download ► xls  ► csv ► pdf


Social, behavioral, and economic sciences (SBES)

SBES are a critical component of meeting NOAA’s mission. By finding, funding, and fostering high-quality and innovative SBES research, WPO's Social Science Program (SSP) supports NOAA’s Research and Development (R&D) Vision Areas (2020–2026) to integrate SBES into products, tools, and services that improve weather and air quality forecasting and societal outcomes. This program strongly encourages and supports SBES led interdisciplinary work, applied research, and more broadly, SBES research that will advance theoretical findings into applications for the operational forecast community. Download ► xls   ► csv ► pdf


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