NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP)


The NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP) Project is a key component of the National Weather Service’s (NWS) effort to improve its weather and climate modeling performance, to accelerate the transfer of newly developed scientific information into operations, and to improve the use of global environmental satellite data. 

This facility will enhance NWS efforts to secure delivery of critical weather forecasts, warning information and data to the Public. The NCWCP is a joint NOAA and General Services Administration (GSA) project to replace and consolidate several NOAA leased facilities—most notably the dilapidated World Weather Building and the leased space in the Airmen's Memorial Building in Camp Spring , MD.

This state-of-the-art NCWCP building will consolidate several NOAA programs and support NOAA’s weather / climate prediction programs including:

The National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP)

Additionally, a substantial mechanical, electrical, and communications system  has been uniquely designed to provide a secure environment and to sustain 24 hour a day, year around mission critical operations in sensitive areas. Raised floors have been incorporated into the design for telecommunications cabling for most non-public areas of the building as well as for computer rooms

Current Issues, Risks: Work stopped in Dec 2008 due to Developer’s financial problems (filed chapter 7 bankruptcy in 6/09). GSA/PPMD is currently working with court appointed Receiver to establish agreements to re-start work.