NorthWest Research Associates (NWRA) is a scientific research organization, owned and operated by its Principal Investigators, with expertise in the space and geophysical sciences.
Focused areas in basic and applied research include, but are not limited to: fundamental fluid dynamics, atmospheric science, ionospheric, solar, and stellar physics, oceanography, sea-ice mechanics, and electromagnetism.
Complementary areas of expertise include: field observations, remote sensing, data processing and assimilation, numerical modeling, signal processing and statistics, and instrumentation and measurement systems.
NWRA's mission is to achieve excellence in basic and applied research by providing a working environment designed to support the success of every scientist and engineer.
NWRA has over 80 employees and is a certified small-business concern. In addition to the Corporate Headquarters and Research Office in Redmond, Washington, NWRA has Research Offices in Boulder, Colorado and in Monterey, California with individual scientists working out of San Diego, CA, Corvallis, OR, and Socorro, NM.
NWRA provides medical health plans to its Regular employees working half-time or more. These links (Regence | Kaiser) lead to the machine-readable files, available in response to the federal Transparency in Coverage Rule, that includes negotiated service rates and out-of-network allowed amounts between health plans and healthcare providers. The machine readable files are formatted to allow researchers, regulators, and application developers to more easily access and analyze data.