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The NOAA Technology Partnerships Office, or TPO, serves the needs of both NOAA inventors and U.S. companies looking to partner with NOAA or license our technologies.  Located in Silver Spring, MD, the NOAA TPO oversees both NOAA's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program and the Technology Transfer Program.  The Technology Partnerships Office also provides specific technical and communication/outreach services to all NOAA labs.  


Licensing Opportunities



Man Overboard Recovery Device (U.S. Patent Pending)

Man Overboard Recovery Device (U.S. Patent Pending)

NOAA device allows assisted rescue of incapacitated crew

The NOAA Man Overboard Device allows a single rescuer to attach a lifting harness to an unresponsive victim who is unable to assist in their own rescue.  That is the most significant advantage that our device has over existing rescue devices. Our device does not require the rescuer to enter the water to assist the victim. I feel that any vessel equipped with both a Life Sling and our device can recover an MOB in almost any situation. 

Monday, March 6, 2017/Author: Derek Parks/Number of views (935)/Comments (0)/
Deepwater Lionfish Trap

Deepwater Lionfish Trap

Designs for Two New Deepwater Traps Released

NOAA scientists have developed two new trap designs that can target invasive lionfish in deep water and reduce negative effects on native species that are ecologically, recreationally, or commercially important. 
Monday, March 6, 2017/Author: Derek Parks/Number of views (1314)/Comments (0)/
S-Curve Time of Flight Mass Spectrometer (Patent Pending)

S-Curve Time of Flight Mass Spectrometer (Patent Pending)


Time-of‐flight mass spectrometers are commonly used in analytical chemistry and many other applications. NOAA scientists have developed a new geometry that has improved performance over existing designs and is looking for qualified U.S. manufacturers of scientific instruments to build, market, and sell this device under license.

Monday, April 4, 2016/Author: Derek Parks/Number of views (2347)/Comments (0)/
LICENSING OPPORTUNITY:  TerraViz

LICENSING OPPORTUNITY: TerraViz

NOAA Earth Information System (NEIS) and TerraViz Data Visualization Technologies Now Available

The NOAA Earth Information System (NEIS)TM is a framework of layered services designed to help the discovery, access, understanding, and visualization of data from the past, present, and future. It includes a visualization component named TerraVizTM that is a multi-platform tool, running on desktops, web browsers, and mobile devices. The goal is to ingest "big data" and convert that information into efficient formats for real-time visualization. Designed for a world where everything is in motion, NEISTM and TerraVizTM allow fluid data integration and interaction across 4D time and space, providing a tool for everything NOAA does and the people NOAA affects.

Friday, December 12, 2014/Author: Derek Parks/Number of views (2611)/Comments (0)/
LICENSING OPPORTUNITY:  Imaging Polar Nephelometer

LICENSING OPPORTUNITY: Imaging Polar Nephelometer

US 8531516 B2

NOAA is now seeking manufacturers/licensees to deliver its newly-patented Imaging Polar Nephelometer to market in the United States and globally.  Ideal partners will have a proven track record in manufacturing quality scientific instruments domestically and a proven distribution network both in the U.S. and abroad. 

NOAA offers a wide variety of licensing solutions with flexible terms and reasonable rates.  Our licensing process is fast-tracked to allow licensee(s) to move the product from license to manufacture to market in the shortest possible time.

Thursday, February 6, 2014/Author: Derek Parks/Number of views (4370)/Comments (0)/
LICENSING OPPORTUNITY:  Wave Measurement Device for Moored Buoy

LICENSING OPPORTUNITY: Wave Measurement Device for Moored Buoy

System for monitoring, determining, and reporting directional spectra of ocean surface waves in near real-time from a moored buoy

A moored buoy floating at the ocean surface and anchored to the seafloor precisely measures acceleration, pitch, roll, and Earth's magnetic flux field of the buoy over a limited sampling period. The system includes: 1) A buoy, 2) A mooring system, 3) An electronic data logger controlling communications between the system and the on-board remote telecommunications system...

Patent No:  US 8,195,395 B2, Teng et al.

If interested in licensing this technology, please complete and return the License Request Form or contact NOAA Technology Partnerships Office directly.

Monday, October 1, 2012/Author: Derek Parks/Number of views (6593)/Comments (0)/


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