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.
26 September 2016: JHT Announcement of Federal Funding Opportunity Posted: Letter of Intent due 10/21/2016, Full proposal due 1/4/2017. See the full announcement here (PDF Format). Frequently asked questions are available here: www.hurricanes.gov/jht/faq.php.
26 September 2016: Supplemental Information for new JHT projects including Overview, Project Timeline and Completion, Business Practices, Contact Information, and JHT/NHC Operational Information Technology Environments.
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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 operations.
Please see the Joint Hurricane Testbed Terms of Reference (PDF) for more background information.