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Subject: Survey for NCEP Environmental Modeling Center (EMC), Deadline: August 15
Date:   Fri, 31 Jul 2009 15:00:58 -0600 (MDT)
From:   ncepsurvey@xxxxxxxx (NCEP Survey)
To:     stakeholders@xxxxxxxx (Stakeholders)

Dear Colleague,

You are invited to participate in a survey of stakeholders - both customers
and partners - of the NCEP Environmental Modeling Center (EMC), which is
part of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) of the
U.S. National Weather Service (NWS).

This survey is being done to inform a review of NCEP that is being
undertaken by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research at the
request of the atmospheric science research community. The review is
intended to assess the productivity, quality, relevance, impact and
effectiveness of the operational products and services and scientific
activities of each of the NCEP Centers. Of particular interest is how well
the Center collaborates with other parts of NCEP, as well as the
effectiveness of each Center's activities and plans for transition of
research to operations and the support of research by program elements
within NOAA and outside entities.

Your opinions of the value of the NCEP Environmental Modeling Center's
activities, products and services, as well as your ideas on directions the
Center should be taking in the future, are very important to the review.
We have created a Web page dedicated to collecting your input. Please go to
where you can answer a few questions we have devised to organize
stakeholder input, and enter and submit your comments and suggestions.

Please provide your input by 15 August 2009. Please be assured that all
comments and suggestions from everyone who chooses to participate in this
process will be considered. Everyone's opinion matters to us. Please also
be assured that the information provided will be kept in confidence, and
only statistical summaries and anonymous versions of comments and
suggestions will be used in the review.

We are interested in receiving input from as broad as possible
cross-section of the Center's partners and users, so please feel free to
share the URL with your colleagues.

Thank you.


Rick Anthes, President, UCAR

Fred Carr, University of Oklahoma, and Jim Kinter, COLA; co-chairs of NCEP

Linda Miller - lmiller@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Community Services, Unidata
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
P.O. Box 3000
Boulder, CO 80307-3000
303-497-8646 fax: 303-497-8690

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