||CPO supports competitive research through four major Programs: Climate Observations and Monitoring (COM); Earth System Science (ESS); Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP); and Climate and Societal Interactions (CSI). Investigators are highly encouraged to learn more about CPO and its Programs, as well as specific Program priorities for FY 2017, prior to submitting applications.
CPO manages competitive research programs through which NOAA funds high-priority climate science, assessments, decision support
research, outreach, education, and capacity-building activities designed to advance the understanding of Earth's climate system and to foster the application of this knowledge to enable effective decisions. CPO supports research that is conducted across the United States and internationally. CPO also provides strategic guidance for the agency's climate science and services programs and supports NOAA's contributions to the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) and its National Climate Assessment and similar international endeavors.\
The FFO should be released in the middle of the summer 2016.