The mission of the Joint Hurricane Testbed is to transfer more rapidly and smoothly
new technology, research results, and observational advances of the
United States Weather Research Program (USWRP), its sponsoring agencies, the academic community
and other groups into improved tropical cyclone analysis and prediction
at operational centers.
19 August 2014:
JHT Announcement of Grant Opportunity Posted:
Letter of Intent due 9/15, Full proposal due 12/5.
See the full announcement here (PDF Format).
12 August 2014:
Overview of the EMC Operational IT Environment updated for 2014 (PDF format)
- JHT Announcement of Grant Opportunity Question: Could you be more specific as to the solicitation request for a "brief budget" in the Letter of Intent? Do you require a detailed line item budget with exact numbers that the full proposal must adhere to (if encouraged)? Or is an estimated budget with a few general line items (salary, travel, etc.) generally acceptable for the Letter of Intent?
- Answer: An estimated budget with a few general line items (salary, travel, etc.) is acceptable for the Letter of Intent. The full proposal does not have to adhere to the numbers included in the Letter of Intent.
12 August 2014:
Overview of the JHT and NHC Operational IT Environments updated for 2014 (PDF format)
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Identify new techniques, models, observing systems, etc. with
potential for improving forecast guidance, via an announcement of
opportunity and a proposal, review, and funding process.
Establish and maintain an infrastructure to facilitate the
modification and transfer of research applications into the operational
computing, communication, and display environment.
Complete tests in a quasi-operational environment of tools,
techniques, etc. provided by funded researchers, with metrics for
scientific performance, ease-of-use, and time constraints.
Prepare documentation, training, and performance evaluations of
successfully transferred products to facilitate use and support in
Please see the Joint Hurricane Testbed Terms of Reference (PDF) for more background information.