Background

The Uncrewed Systems Research Transition Office (USRTO) program mission is to identify, evaluate and transition effective and affordable USRTO capabilities that meet NOAA’s observing requirements. USRTO can advance NOAA’s ability to monitor and understand the global environment by complimenting observations from satellites, ships, aircraft, balloons, and surface-based sensors. Actionable and reliable environmental intelligence provided by unmanned systems improve forecasts, save lives, property and resources, advancing NOAA's mission goals.