OTHER NOAA PUBLICATIONS
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- Organizing Research to Operations Transition document was created to describe the transition of research to operations (R2O) within the context of the Unified Forecast System (UFS). For a perspective on the problem see the 2000 National Academy of Science Report, From Research to Operations in Weather Satellites and Numerical Weather Prediction.
- NOAA Policy on Research and Development Transition establishes the process for identifying, transitioning, and coordinating R&D output to operations, applications, commercialization, and other uses. This Order outlines the roles and responsibilities of various officials, including Line Office Transition Managers (LOTMs), associated with the transition of R&D. Additionally, this Order identifies those entities with the authority to implement this policy and those who are accountable for transitioning R&D.
- NOAA Administrative Order (NAO) 216-115A: Research and Development in NOAA establishes the principles, policies, and responsibilities for planning, monitoring, evaluating, and reporting research and development (R&D) activities comprising the entire NOAA R&D enterprise. NOAA will use this Order to support strengthening the quality, relevance, and performance of NOAA's R&D portfolio.
- Memorandum of Agreement will create a strategic relationship of mutual benefit for developing the infrastructure to enable broader community engagement in improving the Nation's weather/climate modeling capabilities for operational research applications.
- NOAA Blue Book is created by NOAA's Budget Office (NBO). NBO has the task of formulating, producing, and tracking the NOAA Budget each fiscal year. This budget advances NOAA's goals of reducing the impacts of extreme weather and water events to save lives and protect property. Information on EPIC can be found on pages 13-16, 49, 50, 52 & 86.