Who We Are
Office of Research, Transition, & Application (ORTA) is a headquarters office within the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), falling under the Deputy Assistant Administrator (DAA) for Science. Even though ORTA resides within OAR, ORTA and all its offices serve all of NOAA. Our partner office supporting the DAA for Science is the Office of Science Support (OSS).
Accelerating and facilitating the transition of R&D within NOAA to operations, applications, commercialization, and other uses.
- Developing and implementing policies that guide and manage transition
- Reporting on transitions
- Supporting the development of transition plans