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, home of the HOT.
- 24 February 2022: Researchers and Forecasters Team Up to Improve Forecasts in the New Hurricane and Ocean Testbed
- 18 January 2022: NOAA’s National Hurricane Center dedicates new research facility
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- Testing and evaluating promising new datasets, models, software and techniques
- Fostering iterative interactions among researchers, operational forecasters and technical transition experts
- Building a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation to advance the NOAA mission
- Refer to the Hurricane and Ocean Testbed (HOT) Terms of Reference for more background information.