NOAA Observing Systems Architecture, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Data Center Description
NOAA can manage its observation system more efficiently and effectively with an architecture that defines a consistent set of principles, policies, and standards. The NOAA Observing System Architecture (NOSA) Action Group, directed by the NOSA Senior Steering Group, was established to develop an observational architecture that helps NOAA:
* design observing systems that support NOAA's mission and provide maximum value, * avoid duplication of existing systems, and * operate efficiently and in a cost-effective manner.
* NOAA's observing systems (and others) required to support NOAA's mission, * The relationship among observing systems including how they contribute to support NOAA's mission and associated observing requirements, and * the guidelines governing the design of a target architecture and the evolution toward this target architecture