Applications closed as of October 20, 2009
The NOAA/NASA/DOD Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation
(JCSDA) is a distributed center that engages units of NASA: Goddard
Space Flight Center (GSFC) Earth-Sun Exploration Division; NOAA: NESDIS
Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR), National Weather
Service (NWS) National Centers for Environmental Prediction
(NCEP)/Environmental Modeling Center (EMC), and Office of Oceanic and
Atmospheric Research (OAR); US Navy: Oceanographer of the Navy and the
Naval Research Laboratory (NRL); and US Air Force Air Weather Agency.
The Joint Center's goal is to accelerate the abilities of NOAA, DOD,
and NASA to ingest and effectively use the large volumes of data from
current satellite-based instruments and planned satellite missions over
the next 10 years.
This opportunity supports the JCSDA short-term goal to "contribute
to making the forecast skill of the operational NWP systems of the JCSDA
partners internationally competitive by assimilating the largest
possible number of satellite observations in the most effective way."
This announcement calls for proposals for scientific projects in the six
areas described in the full announcement. If investigators are uncertain
about the applicability of research topics to the priorities of the
JCSDA, they should address questions to the appropriate technical point
of contact listed in the text prior to submitting their proposals. These
questions and corresponding answers will be posted on a Frequently Asked
Questions page on the JCSDA website. Accordingly,
the potential of the effort to improve weather forecast skill will be a
key factor in the evaluation of proposals submitted to this Funding
Opportunity, and given the current budget situation of JCSDA, it is not
expected that FY2010 funds will be available for new projects that do
not align closely with this short-term goal.