Contract Opportunity: NOAA's EPIC releases RFP
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Contract Opportunity: NOAA's EPIC releases RFP

The Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) Office of Weather and Air Quality (OWAQ) supports world-class weather and air quality research to save lives, reduce property damage, and enhance the national economy.  

In pursuit of its vision and mission, OWAQ works closely with the National Weather Service (NWS) to help develop and transition weather and air quality research, including hurricanes, severe thunderstorms, heavy precipitation, and air pollution. Additionally, OWAQ utilizes social science to learn how to deal with the uncertainties weather presents and to inform its engagement and communication with researchers, funders, and the public.

This requirement is to develop and support the establishment of the Earth Prediction Innovation Center (EPIC). EPIC will create a community earth system model, initially focusing on the operational weather prediction system, which is accessible to the public and utilizes innovative strategies to host and manage the modeling system. EPIC will leverage existing NOAA resources to accelerate advances to the Unified Forecast System (UFS), a community-based, state of the science, coupled Earth system model designed to impact NOAA's operational forecast mission to protect life and property and improve economic growth. 

Deadline is May 11, 2020.

To learn more click here.

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