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These 5 technologies are helping save our ocean
Friday, June 25, 2021

These 5 technologies are helping save our ocean

NOAA’s tech partnerships are working to solve big problems

Protecting and exploring our global ocean is a huge job: It covers more than 70 percent of Earth’s surface. Cutting-edge technologies help us dive deeper, gather more ocean data and solve some of its biggest challenges.

Here are 5 innovative high-tech tools borne from NOAA’s partnerships with the fishing industry and technology companies large and small.

New technology uses NOAA data to provide faster disaster warnings
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

New technology uses NOAA data to provide faster disaster warnings

Mayday.ai applies artificial intelligence to NOAA satellite imagery to detect natural disasters, starting with wildfires

In 2017, as Kian Mirshahi watched wildfires rage across his home state of California, he wondered if there might be a way to get real-time information to first responders and citizens to help coordinate actions on the ground. More specifically, he wondered if Artificial Intelligence, or AI, might provide a key to faster decision-making. Fortunately, NOAA had recently rolled out two major developments, which provided the fuel for Mirshahi’s innovative drive. 
Harmful Algae Blooms Could Be A Thing Of The Past, Thanks To CRADA Partnership
Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Harmful Algae Blooms Could Be A Thing Of The Past, Thanks To CRADA Partnership

NOAA scientist, Dr. Peter Moeller, has partnered with Green Water Solutions, LLC to test a new technology for eliminating harmful algae blooms.

Adaptable and driven by renewable energy, Saildrones voyage into remote waters
Friday, May 18, 2018

Adaptable and driven by renewable energy, Saildrones voyage into remote waters

NOAA's Cooperative Research and Development Agreement or CRADA with Saildrone, Inc. is providing mountains of data across multiple NOAA mission areas.

Scientists from the Earth Systems Research Laboratory Honored for 2012 Patent
Friday, November 30, 2012

Scientists from the Earth Systems Research Laboratory Honored for 2012 Patent

NOAA Administrator, Dr. Jane Lubchenco, and Kelly Wright, Director of NOAA’s Technology Partnerships Office, awarded the NOAA Patent Holders Award to James Ronald Jordan, James Harwood Churnside, and Paul Ernest Johnston

On November 16, NOAA Administrator, Dr. Jane Lubchenco, and Kelly Wright, Director of NOAA’s Technology Partnerships Office, awarded the NOAA Patent Holders Award to James Ronald Jordan, James Harwood Churnside, and Paul Ernest Johnston of the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, Earth Systems Research Laboratory (ESRL) for successfully patenting a system for “detection of transient signals in Doppler spectra”.

Scientists from the National Data Buoy Center Honored for 2012 Patent
Friday, November 30, 2012

Scientists from the National Data Buoy Center Honored for 2012 Patent

NOAA Administrator, Dr. Jane Lubchenco, and Kelly Wright, Director of NOAA’s Technology Partnerships Office, awarded the NOAA Patent Holders Award to Dr. Chung -Chu Teng, Richard Bouchard and Dr. Rodney Riley

On November 16, NOAA Administrator, Dr. Jane Lubchenco, and Kelly Wright, Director of NOAA’s Technology Partnerships Office, awarded the NOAA Patent Holders Award to Dr. Chung -Chu Teng, Richard Bouchard and Dr. Rodney Riley of the National Weather Service (NWS) National Data Buoy Center, for successfully patenting a system for “measuring spectra of surface ocean waves in near real-time.”  The patent, which was awarded in June 2012, describes a “moored buoy floating at the ocean surface and anchored to the seafloor precisely measur[ing] acceleration, pitch, roll, and Earth's magnetic flux field of the buoy over a limited sampling period.”

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