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NASA keen to deepen ties with weather organisations, Chief Scientist says

02 February 2016

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NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan has said her organisation is keen to forge closer links with weather forecasting services around the world.

During a visit to ECMWF on 20 January 2016, Dr Stofan said NASA wanted to make "the best Earth observations possible" and to feed them to "organisations around the world involved in weather forecasting and climate modelling".

"I think it's really critical for organisations like NASA and ECMWF to always be looking for ways of how we can make closer ties," she said. "We're increasingly going to a global model of international research collaboration."

Source: European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)

Image credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky - NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan