NESDIS Environmental Applications Team (NEAT)
Based within NOAA/NESDIS/STAR in College Park, MD, the NESDIS Environmental Applications Team (NEAT) converts satellite observations into actionable ocean, land, and atmospheric parameters and improves forecast model performance. A newer emphasis is on modern visualization, coastal studies, and trend analysis. We are also extending our activities to the cryosphere (polar Cal/Val and sea-ice) by including high-resolution airborne images. These efforts involve substantial national/international collaboration, align with NOAA’s Next-Gen strategic plan, and strengthen mission-critical capabilities.