testbed and air quality

The Testbed and Air Quality Programs competitively fund NOAA laboratories, academic partners, and commercial industry through grants to test and demonstrate new cutting-edge forecast technology (models,techniques, data, etc.) in the NOAA weather testbeds to accelerate its transition to the National Weather Service (NWS) forecast operations and to improve NOAA's weather, water, and air quality services to the public.

Icons and program names for OWAQ programs. Image credit: Office of Weather and Air Quality.

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National Oceanic and Atmopsheric Administration Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act of 2017 (the Weather Act) Weather Research Observations Disaster Related Appropriation Supplemental (DRAS) orecasting a Continum of Environmental Threats (FACETs) Joint Technology Transfer Initiative (JTTI) National Earth System Prediction Capability (National ESPC) Next Generation Global Prediction System (NGGPS) Social Science Program Subseasonal to Seasonal (S2S)
OWAQ: Supporting world-class research to advance timely and accurate weather information