As one of NOAA’s premier research laboratories, the Global Systems Laboratory (GSL) has a history of successfully transitioning atmospheric research into advanced products and services for weather operations. GSL is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) within the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Our Grand Challenge is to: "Provide actionable environmental information through the research and development of rapidly-updating global storm-scale prediction and innovative decision support capabilities to reduce societal impacts from hazardous weather and other environmental phenomena."
GSL has a staff of nearly 200 meteorologists, software engineers, and support staff dedicated to making forecast systems that deliver solutions. Our partners, Colorado State University Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA, the University of Colorado Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science (CIRES), and contractors help GSL accomplish its mission.
GSL’s strategic goals are to: