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NWS Operations Proving Ground. Better Preparing the NWS to meet America's Growing Needs Information Brief. NWS Operations Proving Ground The Vision:. Preparing today's forecaster for tomorrows Weather Ready Nation. Preparing NWS staff for Impact-Based Decision Support Services (IDSS)

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Nws operations proving ground

NWS Operations Proving Ground

Better Preparing the NWS to meet America's Growing Needs

Information Brief


Nws operations proving ground the vision
NWS Operations Proving GroundThe Vision:

Preparing today's forecaster for tomorrows

Weather Ready Nation

  • Preparing NWS staff for Impact-Based Decision Support Services (IDSS)

  • Effective transfer from Research to Operations for more accurate and timely forecasts, warnings, and information to save lives and enhance the U.S. economy

  • Feedback from Operations to Research optimizing limited resources to focus new science and technology research to improve future NWS services


Nws operations proving ground benefits
NWS Operations Proving GroundBenefits:

Innovation while limiting risk to

mission critical operations

  • Build a little...test a little…field a little

  • Evaluate human factors/impact to operations

  • Customer /field office feedback prior to new service implementation

  • Direct linkage to future training needs

  • Operational feedback to researchers and technologists


Nws operations proving ground what is it
NWS Operations Proving GroundWhat is it?

Services

New

Systems

New

Models

Proof of concept prior to national implementation

Customer

Feedback

Research to

Operations

National

Test beds

Field Innovations/

RITT

Proving Ground

Improved Operations and Services


Anticipated processes
Anticipated Processes

Prototype WFOs

Prototype RFC

GOES-R Proving Ground

Hazardous Weather Testbed

Societal Impacts Program

Aviation Weather Testbed

Prototype CWSU

AWIPS Updates

Climate Testbed

Hydromet Testbed

Joint Hurricane Testbed

IDSS Training


Fy12priorities
FY12Priorities

Laying the Foundation Proving Ground

  • Hire Staff

  • Order Proving Ground Hardware

  • Develop prioritization and governance

  • Design Proving Ground Communications with Prototype WFOs



Fy13 priorities
FY13 Priorities

Implementation of the Proving Ground

  • Complete integration with test-bed activities

  • Conduct initial R2O/O2R validation exercises

  • Integrate Customer/Partners into exercises


Summary
Summary

  • Preparing NWS staff for Impact-Based Decision Support Services (IDSS)

  • Effective transfer from Research to Operations for more accurate and timely forecasts, warnings, and information to save lives and enhance the U.S. economy

  • Feedback from Operations to Research optimizing limited resources to focus new science and technology research to improve future NWS services


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