For more than 30 years, SAIC has been helping federal agencies create and use technologies and methods to better understand the world's oceans, coastal regions, atmosphere, and land. We provide accurate, reliable data for effective decision-making in weather forecasting, disaster warning and preparation, and sustainable resource use.
SAIC has developed a broad range of sensors, platforms, and integrated technologies that help detect tsunamis, deliver data on climate change, and monitor the health of the world's oceans. Our solutions include
SAIC supports atmospheric observation for programs such as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) Program. The 55-buoy TAO system collects oceanographic and atmospheric data to monitor, forecast, and understand climate swings associated with El Niño, La Niña, and other weather patterns. SAIC also takes surface and upper air observations (up to 100,000 feet) from the Kodiak Launch Complex in Kodiak, Alaska, to help ensure safe, reliable, and successful missile launches.
SAIC's sensing and observation expertise also extends to the land domain. Over the past 10 years, SAIC has helped the U.S. Air Force Weather Agency deploy, operate, and repair surface weather observing systems, tactical meteorological observing systems, radar systems, and other meteorological systems.