The Environmental Modeling Center (EMC), improves numerical weather, marine and climate predictions at
the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP), through a broad program of research in
data assimilation and modeling. In support of the NCEP operational forecasting mission, the EMC develops, improves and monitors data
assimilation systems and models of the atmosphere, ocean and coupled system, using advanced methods developed internally as well as
cooperatively with scientists from Universities, NOAA Laboratories and other government agencies, and the international scientific community.