Sunday, October 21, 2018

The Office of Weather and Air Quality (OWAQ) helps improve weather forecast information and products for the Nation by supporting high-impact weather and air quality research that ultimately leads to improvements in NOAA's operational forecasts that help save lives and reduce property damage.

OWAQ supports research conducted by NOAA scientists and partners that focus on high-impact weather and air quality research, including hurricanes, severe thunderstorms, heavy precipitation, and air pollution, and the social science associated with how the Public processes this information and reacts. 

To make holistic advances, OWAQ-supported research includes collecting and analyzing observations to improve the understanding of high-impact weather events, improving numerical weather and air quality forecast models, research to improve understanding of atmospheric processes associated with high-impact weather and air quality events, and forecasting and analysis techniques to improve operational forecasts.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

OWAQ releases FY19 Federal Funding Opportunity

Eligible applicants are U.S. institutions of higher education; other nonprofits; commercial organizations; state, local and Indian tribal governments; and U.S. Federal Government agencies except in the VORTEX-SE, JTTI, and S2S competitions in which case U.S. Federal Government employees are ineligible. In those three competitions, U.S. Federal Government employees may serve as unfunded co-Is on applications where substantial federal involvement is proposed.

All applicants should read the federal funding opportunity and are encouraged to familiarize themselves with past and present OWAQ-funded activities.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Proposal call for new snow pack, soil moisture remote sensing funding opportunity

Application deadline is April 26, 2018

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

ESPC Deputy: Improving sea ice prediction is a priority

Dr. Jessie Carman promotes ice prediction capability for next-gen GFS

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Report on Integrating Social and Behavioral Sciences within the Weather Enterprise

National Academy releases OWAQ funded study highlighting why social and behavioral science integration is necessary to meet NOAA's goals to save lives and protect property

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

OWAQ-sponsored research suggests link between sea surface temperatures and dust storms, Valley Fever