TPIO Project Spotlight

The NOAA Observing System Integrated Analysis (NOSIA-II) is a capability used to document the relationship between available observing systems and their impact on NOAA’s diverse services and scientific objectives. Understanding the relationship between the cost of available data sources and their impact on mission outcomes is fundamental to informing current and future observing system investments and managing NOAA’s observing system architecture.

Read the main NOSIA article.

TPIO's Vision:
A vital member of the NOAA Team, providing comprehensive assessments for integration, optimization and sustainment of NOAA's observing systems and data management architectures.
  • 2019 NOAA Emerging Technologies Workshop June 25-26

    2019 ETW

    The National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (NOAA) Emerging Technologies Workshop (ETW), is a two-day, public event showcasing the latest innovations designed to collect, analyze, and/or synthesize environmental data. The 2019 ETW will focus on on the Blue Economy and Resilience to Extreme Weather and Water.

  • A worker in a clean suit adjusting the CrIS instrument in a laboratory

    ITT's CRIS

    ITT's Cross-track Infrared Sounder, or "CRIS". will be one of five weather and climate-monitoring instruments on the first Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) spacecraft that NASA is building on behalf of the NOAA.

  • An airplane hangar with an Orion Aircraft with NOAA emblem labelled United States Dept of Commerce

    Lockheed WP-3D Orion

    The NOAA WP-3D Orion leads NOAA's continuing effort to monitor and study hurricanes and other severe storms, the quality of the atmosphere, the state of the ocean and its fish population, and climate trends. Colorful nicknames for this NOAA observing system include "Kermit the Frog" and "Hurricane Hunter".

  • A scatterplot showing the overall impact score for individual observing systems calculated in NOSIA-II compared to the cost of each observing system, with the impact categories rated as very high, high, moderate, low and supplemental

    NOSIA allows us to visualize our data

    This scatterplot provides an easy way to visualize relationships between numerical variables. The sample data in the depiction allows users to view the observing system operational costs (x-axis) versus the observing system impacts (y-axis), while simultaneously compare and contrast with other observing systems.

  • A scientist filling a deflated weather balloon with helium in a laboratory

    Harmless, but essential, Weather Instrument

    Some members of the NOSIA Team recently visited the National Hurricane Center in Miami. While there, they witnessed the twice-daily launching a radiosonde by way of hydrogen-filled weather balloon. Radiosondes, carried free upon the wind, can fall back to the Earth anywhere. They're clearly labeled as a "harmless weather instrument", so has not to alarm people who happen to find them.

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