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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. 
NOAA Releases Economic Valuation Overview for SBIR and CRADA Work
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

NOAA Releases Economic Valuation Overview for SBIR and CRADA Work

Summary Document Highlights Results from 2019 Report

In 2019, the TPO contracted a private company to research and assess the economic impact and overall effectiveness of NOAA's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program and the Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) component of NOAA's Technology Transfer Program.  The attached document provides a high level summary of the results.
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.

Computers In Library Magazine Features SOS Explorer in December Article
Friday, December 27, 2019

Computers In Library Magazine Features SOS Explorer in December Article

Science On A Sphere, developed from TPO's Tech Transfer office, brings NOAA directly to the classroom to help students visualize data in near real-time.

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.

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.
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.”

NOAA 2012 Technology Transfer and Patent Awards
Monday, November 26, 2012

NOAA 2012 Technology Transfer and Patent Awards

NOAA Administrator and TPO Director Kelly Wright present Technology Transfer and Patent Awards

On November 16, 2012, NOAA held its 2012 Administrator’s and Technology Transfer Award Ceremony at its headquarters in Silver Spring, MD. Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, Dr. Jane Lubchenco, gave the Keynote Address while the Assistant Administrator of the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, Dr. Robert Detrick, served as Master of Ceremonies.  Administrator Awards were given to individuals that demonstrated exceptional work in each of NOAA’s line offices.
Commerce Announces Partnership with Cornell NYC Tech to Help American Entrepreneurs Innovate, Grow, and Create Jobs
Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Commerce Announces Partnership with Cornell NYC Tech to Help American Entrepreneurs Innovate, Grow, and Create Jobs

First-of-its-kind campus collaboration will provide USPTO and Commerce resources directly to students, faculty and industry, help accelerate commercialization of new technologies

Historic Patent Reform Implemented by U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Historic Patent Reform Implemented by U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Most Provisions of America Invents Act Now in Effect

Monday, September 17, 2012

NOAA Innovation News Spring 2012

Issue 1, Quarter 2, 2012

Innovation News Newsletter Quarter 2, 2012

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