A transition plan is intended to provide the vision for the proposed transition efforts toward uses to meet mission requirements (operation, application, commercialization, other uses). It is a living document to be amended with increasing detail as the project matures and will remain valid as long as the corresponding development project is completed successfully, satisfies end user-defined Line Office metrics for success and constraints, and clearly surpasses each of the associated gates or requirements for transition.
Information below is strictly informational. Please check with the Line Office Transition Managers and use established Line Office specific standards and benchmarks to determine the appropriate oversight and coordinate reporting.
For additional inquiries on transition plans or to setup at meeting with ORTA Transition Support, please contact email@example.com.
Line Office Specific Guidance on Transition Plans
Transition Plans are living documents as are the templates and tools that have been and continue to be developed on the ORTA website. There is no “one-size” transition plan that can fit all types of transitions, and each unique transition plan will likely require content specific to the project being transitioned.
Transition plan authors should ensure they follow guidance provided by their funding programs and/or their line office processes. Below are templates drawn from NOAA line offices that reflect best practices and lessons learned for developing transition plans. These templates cover the transition of R&D to applications such as NOAA operations, commercialization, and applied knowledge. While these templates are not intended as firm guidelines or mandatory requirements, they are presented as educational materials to help transition plan developers with contexts on how to approach transition plans based on their R&D outcomes.
Line Office Transition Manager Contact Information
Types of Transition Plans:
Templates and Instructions available in the dropdown menu:
For questions about choosing the right transition plan template for your project, reach out to ORTA at firstname.lastname@example.org
Transition Plan Examples
- Review Transition Plan with NOAA Project or Transition Manager
- Is there any commercialization or licensing potential in the Transition Plan?
- Is the R&D transitioning to NOAA NWS?
- General Questions on Data Management Plan
- Contact email@example.com
- Getting Transition Plan approved
- Updating Transition Plan
- Archiving a fully signed Transition Plan