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Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Review 2017

Silver Spring, Maryland
March 8-10, 2017

Review Panel Preparation Documents

Program Review 2017


Program reviews are conducted every five years to evaluate the quality, relevance, and performance of research conducted in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) programs. This review is for both internal OAR/NOAA use for planning, programming, and budgeting, and external interests. It helps the Program in its strategic planning of its future science. These reviews are also intended to ensure that OAR program research is linked to the NOAA Strategic Plan, is relevant to NOAA Research mission and priorities, is of high quality as judged by preeminence criteria, and is carried out with a high level of performance.

This review will cover the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) program activities since 2012. The Review Panel will evaluate UAS research, technology development, and transition to operations in 3 science areas:

  • High Impact Weather
  • Marine Monitoring
  • Polar Monitoring

Contact Philip Hoffman for questions regarding the review.