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Mission Statement

NOAA's Hurricane and Ocean Testbed (HOT) has a mission to accelerate the transfer of promising products and services, focused on tropical weather and marine phenomena, into operational forecast centers. Informed by social and behavioral sciences, this knowledge and technology transfer occurs in a holistic framework that strengthens the entire warning system, from data collection and forecast production, to communication and dissemination, and ultimately to decision making. The demonstration of new products and services occurs both virtually and in a physical facility that together provide the opportunity for effective, in-person interaction and follow-on collaborations between the operational and research and development communities.

The Dr. William Lapenta Laboratory at NHC

The Dr. William Lapenta Laboratory at NHC, home of the HOT.


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