The NASA Short-term Prediction Research and Transition (SPoRT) center was established in 2002 to transition NASA satellite products and capabilities to the operational weather community to improve short-term weather forecasting. A research-to-operations/operations-to-research paradigm has been the basis for transitioning over 40 satellite products to stakeholders over 20 years. Today SPoRT focuses on applied research and applications in 6 focus areas that span weather, atmospheric, and land surface topics with partnerships across government agencies, academia, and the private sector.
SPoRT is continuously expanding its suite of unique products that stem from SPoRT’s main research areas to develop, test, and transition user-driven science solutions to maximize the benefit of NASA’s satellite mission. Explore the following to access SPoRT’s near real-time data products, training tutorials, and research articles that bridge the gap between science and applications.