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.

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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.
 

Who We are and What We Do

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The NOAA Technology, Planning and Integration for Observation division (TPIO) manages the development of NOAA's Integrated Environmental Observation and Data Management System Architecture, otherwise known as NOAA's Integrated Architecture. This involves managing three major NOAA-wide capabilities: (1) Observation System Architecture, (2) Requirements and Planning, and (3) Data Management Architecture.

  • Observation System Architecture (OSA): Responsible for developing and analyzing NOAA's integrated observation architecture that consists of the blueprint, standards, processes, and investments needed to build an integrated observational capability that delivers higher-value data and products to end-users. Works with the Requirements and Planning capability to assess NOAA's observation requirements relative to current, planned and conceptual observational capabilities. Maintains NOAA value model to assist in the prioritization of requirements. Provides investment recommendations to the NOAA Observing Systems Council (NOSC) that comply with the architecture and best meet NOAA, national, and international observation and data management priorities. For more information about OSA, click here.
  • Requirements and Planning (RAP): Responsible for the collection, standardization, configuration management, and assessment of all NOAA observation requirements. Develops and implements processes to: Trace NOAA observation requirements up to Performance Measures and down to current, planned, and potential observing capabilities. Works with NOAA Programs to verify and validate requirements. Works with the Observation System Architecture (OSA) component to assess observation requirements and identify gaps in capabilities. For more information about RAP, click here
  • Data Management Architecture (DMA): Responsible for developing and analyzing NOAA's integrated environmental data management architecture that consists of the blueprint, standards, processes, and investments needed to build an integrated environmental data management capability that delivers higher-value data and products to end-users. Working with the Data Management Integration Team (DMIT), establishes and exercises the processes to implement the Global Earth Observation Integrated Data Environment (GEO-IDE) that will enable the integration of NOAA's environmental data management capabilities to maximize the return on its investments. For more information about DMA, click here.
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