Committee for Operational Processing Centers (C/OPC)


The Committee for Operational Processing Centers (C/OPC) shall be the principal agent of the Interdepartmental Committee for Meteorological Services and Supporting Research (ICMSSR) for coordinating data assimilation, analysis, and prediction efforts for services and products provided by the Department of Commerce (DOC), through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Department of Defense (DOD) meteorology, oceanography, and satellite operational processing centers. The objectives of the C/OPC are to:

  1. Promote free and open exchange of information concerning numerical weather and ocean prediction modeling efforts, data resources or problems, and atmospheric, oceanographic, and satellite products.
  2. Develop cooperative agreements for technical support and interface requirements, where appropriate.
  3. Identify areas where expanded coordination efforts are needed and recommend plans of actions.
  4. Considering other matters as directed by ICMSSR.

Coordinating Structure