Global Science & TechnologyÂ will continue its operations and expansion support for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s National Mesonet Program under a potential $11.36 million task order from theÂ National Weather Service.
The company said WednesdayÂ it received the task order through NOAA’s Scientific and Technical Support Services Next Generation indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity vehicle.
“Ultimately, NOAA’s use of the National Mesonet data improves weather forecasts that saves lives, protects property, and reduces economic impacts, ” saidÂ Chieh-san Cheng, GST president.
The companyÂ said it has workedÂ over the past five years with universities and private weather companies as part ofÂ the National Mesonet Program AllianceÂ to support the National Mesonet Program and provideÂ NWS with meteorological data.
Under the new, one-year task order, GST will work to widen the geographic coverage of observation networks for changes in temperature, moisture, wind and radiation and offer a mobile platform toÂ generate environmental data.
GST also aimsÂ to drive situational awareness through the integration of mesonet data with NOAA weather operations, GST NMP Manager Paul Heppner said.