The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is the federal agency that works to understand the entire Earth system, including the complex interactions between the ocean and atmosphere that produce weather and climate. Research and continual improvements to mathematical models contribute directly to more accurate weather forecasts, pinpointed severe storm warnings and more complete climate understanding and prediction.
“The N-Wave network is vital to the essential scientific work of NOAA that has profound effects for public safety and the national economy,” said Brad Wheeler, IU vice president for information technology and chief information officer.
“For the past three years, the GlobalNOC staff has earned a trusted relationship with NOAA based on providing excellent network operations support and customer service,” said Dave Jent, IU associate vice president for networks. “This new $6 million award affirms IU’s success in supporting NOAA’s science mission, and we see additional opportunities to further the relationship.”