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STAR Affiliate Organizations

NOAA National Calibration CenterNOAA National Calibration Center

The NOAA National Calibration Center (NCC), established under the Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR), facilitates improved accuracy of NOAA's weather, climate, and ocean models through sharing of technical practices for fine tuning remotely-sensed data from environmental satellites among different programs and agencies. The NCC's mission is to provide common standards and methodology for the user community as well as encourage communication though a centralized Calibration Knowledge Base.

Joint Center for
				Satellite Data AssimilationJoint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation (JCSDA)

A multi-agency research center, co- located with STAR, created to improve the use of satellite data in models for analyzing and predicting the weather, the ocean, the climate or the environment. JCSDA's mission is to accelerate and improve the quantitative use of research and operational satellite data in weather, ocean, climate and environmental analysis and prediction systems.

CoastWatchNOAA's CoastWatch Program

CoastWatch processes oceanographic satellite data, and makes it available to Federal, State, & local marine scientists, coastal resource managers, and the general public.

Coral Reef WatchCoral Reef Watch

NOAA has partnered with other agencies to support sound science and management to preserve, sustain and restore valuable coral reef ecosystems.

Global Space-based Intercalibration SystemGlobal Space-Based Inter-Calibration System (GSICS)
Coordination Center

The primary goal of GSICS is to improve the use of space-based global observations for weather, climate and environmental applications through operational inter-calibration of the space component of the WMO World Weather Watch (WWW) Global Observing System (GOS) and Global Earth Observing System of Systems (GEOSS).