Sunday, April 30, 2017
 

Objective 1

Leverage advanced technologies to improve data access.

NOAA needs to ensure that data customers have easy and convenient access to timely, well-documented and accurate environmental data and information products. This objective comprises evaluating emerging communication technologies and delivery mechanisms to reduce information distribution costs. The goal is to demonstrate enhanced access and use of environmental data through data storage and access solutions and the integration of systems.

R&D Targets:

  • Prototype and tested internet services for real-time customization and localization, as well as on-demand visualization
  • Evaluate commercial cloud resource solutions for providing reliable, scalable access to NOAA data and information at a reduced cost

  • Demonstrate enhanced access and use of environmental data through data storage and access solutions and the integration of systems

  • Advance data assimilation through increased access to high-quality U.S. IOOS regional observing system data

  • Demonstrate significantly improved Direct Broadcast capabilities on JPSS-1, with a much wider swath

  • Demonstrate tools to help optimize use of growing volumes of observations and guidance

Objective 2

Leverage advanced technologies to improve data archiving technology.

Massively increasing volumes of data requires that NOAA leverages the latest technological solutions for integrating and archiving its data, along with all necessary metadata, in order to provide the capability for readily accessing the data later with full understanding of the dataset. This objective includes developing a capability for an enterprise computer and information system that delivers environmental products ranging from local to global predictions of short-range, high-impact events to longer-term intra-seasonal climate forecasts.

R&D Targets:

  • Establish an initial NOAA enterprise system for long-term safe storage and access for all critical NOAA data
  • Establish initial distributed catalog services that enable comprehensive cataloging of NOAA data

  • Demonstrate an enhanced onboard data management capability, including developing a vessel/aircraft data management framework and a Rolling Deck to Repository (R2R) ship catalog

  • Initiate a capability for an Operational Integrated National Information Management System supporting marine planning

  • Initiate prototyping, testing, and assessment of cloud-computing techniques for data management applications and services

Objective 3

Enhance data stewardship.

NOAA must develop and protect its investment in observations for future use while ensuring that the data reflect the highest quality, accomplished through the incorporation of the latest information, compilation techniques, scientific understanding, and calibrations. This task comprises producing authoritative quality-controlled environmental data records, such as Climate Data Records (CDRs) for designated parameters describing key physical and chemical processes that influence climate, weather, oceans, water quality, and ecosystems.

R&D Targets:

  • Reanalyze designated observation data records, employing the most current knowledge, information, techniques, and calibrations
  • Demonstrate improved quality-control techniques for radar data T 

  • Demonstrate improved metadata regarding quality and lineage