The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is focused on providing the essential and highest quality environmental information vital to our Nation’s safety, prosperity and resilience.
Toward this goal, the agency conducts and supports weather and climate research, oceanic
and atmospheric observations, modeling, information management, assessments, interdisciplinary decision-support research, outreach, education, and partnership development.
Climate variability and change present society with significant economic, health, safety, and security challenges and opportunities.
In meeting these challenges, and as part of NOAA’s climate portfolio within the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), the Climate Program Office (CPO) advances scientific understanding, monitoring, and prediction of climate and its impacts, to enable effective decisions.
This funding opportunity focuses on the Climate Variability and Predictability (CVP) Program.
The CVP Program supports research that enhances our process-level understanding of the climate system through observation, modeling, analysis, and field studies.
This vital knowledge is needed to improve climate models and predictions so that scientists and society can better anticipate the impacts of future climate variability and change.
To achieve its mission, the CVP Program invests in NOAA mission-critical research, which is carried out at NOAA and other federal laboratories, NOAA Cooperative Institutes, academic institutions and private sector research entities.
The Program also coordinates its sponsored projects with major national and international scientific bodies including the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) - especially CLIVAR (Climate and Ocean Variability, Predictability and Change) and GEWEX (Global Energy and Water Cycle Exchanges) programs - and the U. S. Global Change Research program (USGCRP).
Specific details of this funding opportunity are contained in the Full Announcement Text.