Technology, Planning and Integration for Observation


Observations are foundational to NOAA’s mission to describe, understand, and predict the Earth’s environment. NOAA employs a wide variety of different types of observing systems, from buoys and unmanned aquatic vehicles to weather stations, airplanes and satellites. TPIO, one of OPPA's three divisions, conducts valuable analyses of NOAA's user requirements and observing system capabilities using state-of-the-art computational models, techniques, and methodologies. To learn more about how OPPA can help you, please visit the TPIO website by clicking the image above.

The Technology, Planning and Integration for Observation division (TPIO) provides comprehensive assessments for integration, optimization and sustainment of NOAA’s Observing Systems Portfolio Management capability. Using established and documented processes, TPIO provides analytical support to the NOAA Observing Systems Council (NOSC) in the implementation of observing systems portfolio management. TPIO also provides recommendations to NOAA advisory bodies on user needs for environmental data observations, analysis methodology, and investments to meet NOAA, national, and international observational management needs. TPIO maintains datasets and a suite of analytical tools to cost-effectively manage NOAA’s observing systems portfolio. The tools and specialized techniques enable TPIO analysts to mine the datasets containing information on observation user requirements, observing systems capabilities, and mission products and services to provide tailored, on-demand decision support. TPIO also fosters and maintains internal and external partnerships and participates in broader NOAA, national and
international Earth observations requirements processes.

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