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DoC-EDA FFO: Regional Innovation Strategies Program
Thursday, April 28, 2016

DoC-EDA FFO: Regional Innovation Strategies Program

On Monday, April 25, 2016, the Economic Development Administration (EDA) released aFederal Funding Opportunity (FFO) and began accepting applications for the 2016 round of Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) Program funding.  The application period is open for 60 days and will close at 11:59pm Eastern Time on June 24, 2016.
NOAA Weather App Goes Global - Submit Your Own Weather Reports Using mPING!
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

NOAA Weather App Goes Global - Submit Your Own Weather Reports Using mPING!

Citizen scientists around the world, not just those in the United States, can now submit weather observations and view reports on the go using the newly upgraded mPING smart phone application.
Grand Slam Day for America’s High-Growth Entrepreneurial Ecosystem and Its Startups
Friday, August 14, 2015

Grand Slam Day for America’s High-Growth Entrepreneurial Ecosystem and Its Startups

On August 4, President Barack Obama hosted the first ever White House Demo Day, and what a day it was. The content of the day is front and center of what our agency does every day.
President Obama Announces NOAA/NIST/MBDA Partnership at White House Demo Day
Friday, August 7, 2015

President Obama Announces NOAA/NIST/MBDA Partnership at White House Demo Day

The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is partnering with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to launch the Minority Business Enterprise Technology Transfer Initiative, focusing on the creation of regional innovation ecosystems related to approximately 300 Federal labs at 11 agencies. This initiative will help equip aspiring and established technology entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds with the skills needed to bring innovative products and services to market.
Arctic Shield 2015:  Autonomous and Piloted Aircraft Fly Search and Rescue Exercise
Monday, August 3, 2015

Arctic Shield 2015: Autonomous and Piloted Aircraft Fly Search and Rescue Exercise

On July 14, 2015, NOAA conducted a Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX) north of Alaska on board the US Coast Guard Cutter Healy  This effort successfully integrated an Unmanned Aircraft Systemor UAS into a simulated response incident.  This exercise is one of many NOAA's UAS Program is conducting under Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) with US industry. 

Hollings Lab and Algaeventure Systems:  Looking for Benefits in Harmful Algal Blooms
Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Hollings Lab and Algaeventure Systems: Looking for Benefits in Harmful Algal Blooms

The NOAA Ocean Service Hollings Laboratory Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA), with Algaeventure Systems (dba Biosortia Pharmaceuticals), which was originally signed in 2012 and recently amended in 2014, has resulted in a wide array of successful outcomes for NOAA, and for its CRADA partners.  
NOAA and Envera LLC: Exploring Probiotics for Shellfish Aquaculture
Monday, July 27, 2015

NOAA and Envera LLC: Exploring Probiotics for Shellfish Aquaculture

The Milford laboratory seeks to transfer new knowledge and technology directly to the U.S. aquaculture industry through key partnerships and collaborations.  Most recently, the lab has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Envera LLC of West Chester, PA, to evaluate a newly isolated probiotic strain for possible commercial use in oyster hatcheries.
Monday, July 20, 2015

Alaska Sea Grant Delivers Food Business Course in 9 Rural Communities

Alaska Sea Grant and Cooperative Extension delivered training and technical assistance via videoconference to 63 Alaskans interested in food-producing businesses to diversify economies in rural Alaska communities, which resulted in three new businesses.
Monday, July 20, 2015

Connecticut Sea Grant Assistance Contributes to Over 300% Growth in SE Connecticut Aquaculture Industry

Connecticut Sea Grant routinely provides services such as business planning, permitting assistance, and training to prospective shellfish farmers. In the past two years, this assistance has contributed to seven new or prospective businesses in southeastern Connecticut, tripling the size of the aquaculture industry in this sector of the state.
Monday, July 20, 2015

NOAA Sea Grant: Increasing Community Resilience in Louisiana

Louisiana Sea Grant partnerships and education efforts have improved financial awareness in three local governments and trained over 100 facilitators on the Financial Decision Tool. Louisiana Sea Grant participation in the CRS Community User Groups has increased knowledge of available information related to mitigating flood risk and reducing flood insurance premiums for the participating communities, and helped support a cohesive approach to floodplain management in Louisiana with a focus on implementing non-structural projects and programs.
Monday, July 20, 2015

Profitable and Biosecure Rock Scallop Culture Created for the West Coast

California Sea Grant has successfully spawned purple-hinge rock scallop broodstock and reared fertilized eggs through their larval cycle, resulting in the production of scallop seed ready for growout.
NOAA Big Data Project:  Cooperative Effort to Get More use from Environmental Data
Monday, July 13, 2015

NOAA Big Data Project: Cooperative Effort to Get More use from Environmental Data

On April 21st 2015, NOAA and the Department of Commerce announced that they had entered into Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) with Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, IBM, Microsoft, and the Open Cloud Consortium. Under these agreements, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and its collaborators will research and explore new ways to enable the use of NOAA data, furthering the Department of Commerce's goals of improving decision-making by government, industry, and citizens; growing the economy; and creating jobs.
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