Collaborations under NOAA-Environment Canada MOU reaping mutual benefits

Collaborations under NOAA-Environment Canada MOU reaping mutual benefits

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2 July 2015

Now in its seventh year, the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between NOAA and Environment Canada (EC) is continuing to enhance the capabilities of both partners through a variety of innovative collaborations.

The goals of the MOU include improving the efficiency, compatibility, and effectiveness of the organizations’ operational programs under four priority themes — the Arctic, climate, marine, and hydrology — through the mutual sharing of knowledge, ideas, practices, and tools.

While it builds on efforts initiated through two earlier MOUs between the Meteorological Service of Canada (MSC) and NOAA’s weather and satellite services — and the theme leads are senior managers with MSC and NOAA — the broader scope of the current agreement has meant the addition of valuable expertise from across and outside EC and NOAA.

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