National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Partners Exchange Program (PEP)

 Purpose and Concept

  • Strengthen partnerships by establishing two-way communication and face-to-face collaboration between NOAA and the broader climate community.
  • Establish mutually beneficial relationships among climate partners by formally connecting the climate services community that exists both internal and external to NOAA.
  • Two-way exchange: 
    -- Internal and external partners visit NOAA Headquarter Offices and Centers where they become acquainted with climate services available through NOAA.
    -- NOAA climate staff visits partners to become acquainted with their climate activities, issues, and needs.
  • All-inclusive and unconstrained process to individualize each visit, meeting the needs of climate partners whether internal or external to NOAA.

Application Process

  • Announcements for the PEP Open Application Period will come out in February and August each year.
  • Application process will be given when the program is open.
  • Submissions will be reviewed and approved by the Partners Exchange Program Committee within three weeks of the application period closing.