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2018 WW Orcelle® and Neptune Award
Thursday, April 12, 2018

2018 WW Orcelle® and Neptune Award

Call for Solutions Now Open!

Call is now open for innovative, proactive and globally scalable Solutions with working prototypes that can leap across industries, economies and cultures– innovations that generate economic growth and increased productivity, while reducing the use of nature’s resources and waste.

 

 

Aquaculture:  Partnering with America's Growers
Monday, March 12, 2018

Aquaculture: Partnering with America's Growers

The open ocean, our coastal waters, even tanks in land-bound states all invite opportunities to grow more fish, shellfish and marine plants.
NOAA science, partnerships and pioneering techniques are building on these expanded opportunities, leading to more jobs, increased food security, revitalized waterfronts, and the restoration of depleted species and habitats.
Science Magazine Features NOAA's Successful Partnership with Saildrone
Monday, March 12, 2018

Science Magazine Features NOAA's Successful Partnership with Saildrone

NOAA's Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with Saildrone, Inc. is helping scientists explore new ways to gather data without the expense of large vessels, buoys, or satellites.

North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies Publishes New Big Data Project Site
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies Publishes New Big Data Project Site

Easy Access to Critical NOAA Data Sets on the Cloud

NOAA’s Big Data Project (BDP) is designed to facilitate public use of key environmental datasets by providing copies of NOAA’s information in the Cloud, allowing users to do analyses of data and extract information without having to transfer and store these massive datasets themselves.
NOAA Big Data Project at Work
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

NOAA Big Data Project at Work

How the slightest shift kept Hurricane Irma from turning into an even worse disaster

Tampa Bay Times news team uses NOAA NEXRAD data provided through the Big Data Project for an in-depth analysis of Hurricane Irma.

NOAA's Expendable BathyThermograph (XBT) - Innovation for Taking the Ocean's Temperature
Friday, December 22, 2017

NOAA's Expendable BathyThermograph (XBT) - Innovation for Taking the Ocean's Temperature

An eXpendable BathyThermograph (XBT) is a probe that is dropped from a ship and measures the temperature as it falls through the water. A very thin wire transmits the temperature data to the ship where it is recorded for later analysis. The probe is designed to fall at a known rate, so that the depth of the probe can be inferred from the time since it was launched.
NOAA's Great Lakes Lab Partnering to Improve Water Supply Forecasting Systems
Friday, December 22, 2017

NOAA's Great Lakes Lab Partnering to Improve Water Supply Forecasting Systems

Binational multi-agency team convenes to evaluate completion of new water supply forecasting systems for supporting hydropower management

A binational, multi-agency team that includes the New York Power Authority (NYSPA), Northeast Regional Climate Center (NRCC), Ontario Power Generation (OPG), Niagara River Control Center, and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) met at GLERL on September 20-21 to evaluate completion of new forecasting systems for supporting hydropower management.
NOAA-Funded Coral Instrument Leads to Start-Up
Friday, December 22, 2017

NOAA-Funded Coral Instrument Leads to Start-Up

CISME Instruments, LLC to Sell Commercial Instrument for Coral and Benthic Studies

CISME was developed by Drs. Alina M. Szmant and Robert F. Whitehead at the University of North Carolina Wilmington Center for Marine Science with funding from NOAA OER Grant NA09OAR4320073. The team is in the process of commercializing the Coral In Situ Metabolism INstrument or CISME (pronounced Kiss-Me). The start up has a set of instruments available for testing by trained and qualified research divers who are willing to collaborate and provide the company their feedback. A few “early adopter” units are also available for sale.
NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and Liquid Robotics Collaborate to Protect Vulnerable Marine Sanctuaries and Ecosystems
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and Liquid Robotics Collaborate to Protect Vulnerable Marine Sanctuaries and Ecosystems

Liquid Robotics and NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) Pacific Islands Region (PIR) announced a multi-year agreement to develop solutions to help protect and preserve the Hawaiian and American Samoa marine sanctuaries and monuments.
NOAA ESRL's Dan Murphy recognized for paper on Miniature Sun Photometer
Friday, May 19, 2017

NOAA ESRL's Dan Murphy recognized for paper on Miniature Sun Photometer

CSD Cloud & Aerosol Processes program lead Dr. Dan Murphy is recognized for a paper describing the miniature Scanning Aerosol Sun Photometer (miniSASP), a new instrument his team developed.
Science meets commerce: Aerial data collection helped this small business soar
Friday, May 12, 2017

Science meets commerce: Aerial data collection helped this small business soar

A small business that teamed up with NOAA to design a new tool that NOAA is using to improve the nation’s elevation measurements is now taking flight in the commercial market.
NOAA Big Data Project at Work
Friday, April 21, 2017

NOAA Big Data Project at Work

Today I Learned (TIL) with BigQuery blog site highlights the NOAA Big Data Project (BDP) at work.

 

Man Overboard Rescue Device Developed by NOAA
Thursday, April 13, 2017

Man Overboard Rescue Device Developed by NOAA

Device enables limited crew to rescue unresponsive victims

Recovering an unresponsive person in the water and bringing them aboard a vessel has been a longstanding problem in marine safety and training. Until now. A new invention from the Northeast Fisheries Science Center's Milford Laboratory looks like a practical and effective tool for saving lives at sea.
Novel, Inexpensive Temperature Sensor Unlocks Coral Monitoring Challenge
Thursday, March 23, 2017

Novel, Inexpensive Temperature Sensor Unlocks Coral Monitoring Challenge

Novel design and minimal cost propel interest in global deployment at reefs.

Warm ocean water can be a killer for coral reefs, and AOML recently developed a new inexpensive sensor to drastically improve our ability to measure and monitor changing temperatures on reefs at an unprecedented scale.  The low cost sea temperature sensor, known as InSituSea, costs roughly $10 in parts to produce while providing high accuracy (0.05-0.1 C) in measurement. With a production cost that is 10% of an off-the-shelf temperature sensor, colleagues have expressed strong interest in deploying the InSituSea sea temperature sensor at coral reefs around the world.  
NOAA SBIR Tutorials Available!
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

NOAA SBIR Tutorials Available!

Deepwater Lionfish Trap (U.S. Patent Pending)
Monday, March 6, 2017

Deepwater Lionfish Trap (U.S. Patent Pending)

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. 
U of Tennessee, NOAA to Collaborate on Atmospheric Sciences Research
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

U of Tennessee, NOAA to Collaborate on Atmospheric Sciences Research

UT has signed a memorandum of agreement with the Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Air Resources Laboratory to advance collaborative research in atmospheric sciences.
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