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Interagency Council for Advancing Meteorological Services


committee for operational processing centers


The Committee for Operational Processing Centers (COPC) 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 COPC 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.

Terms of Reference for COPC


The COPC is responsible for the Federal Plan for Cooperative Support and Backup Among Operational Processing Centers. Please contact OFCM at if you need a copy.

Associated Groups

The COPC has three subgroups:


COPC meets twice a year to discuss issues of interest to the Committee.

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