Top NOAA Satellite Expert Discusses New NOAA, JAXA Agreement to Boost Global Weather Forecasts

AMSR2 Hurricane Dorian observations. (Credit: NOAA)

SLIVER SPRING, Md (NOAA PR) — NOAA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) recently entered a new agreement, designed to improve global weather forecasts, while building upon a long, successful partnership between the two agencies.  The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Global Observing Satellite Missions, signed last month, will continue NOAA’s ability to provide secure and timely access to global environmental data that protect life and property in the U.S. 

Dr. Mitch Goldberg, senior scientist at NOAA’s Satellite and Information Service, highlighted the key elements of the MOU and why it matters.

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