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Calling on the Crowd to Help Increase Patent Quality; A Blog from USPTO's Leadership
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Calling on the Crowd to Help Increase Patent Quality; A Blog from USPTO's Leadership

Protecting and promoting our ideas-driven economy is essential to economic growth. By issuing patents for novel and non-obvious inventions, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) plays a critical role in ensuring that America’s intellectual property system continues to be a catalyst for American companies and entrepreneurs to innovate.


Sea Grant Funding Helped Support Technology Transfer Success
Thursday, February 27, 2014

Sea Grant Funding Helped Support Technology Transfer Success

A New York biologist has found a bacterium that kills invasive zebra and quagga mussels but leaves other mollusks unharmed.  As a result, New York State has awarded a license to Marrone Bio Innovations, a company in Davis, Calif., to develop a commercial formulation of the bacterium. The product, Zequanox, has been undergoing tests for several years, with promising results.


NOAA launches research on next generation of high performance weather, climate models
Thursday, February 6, 2014

NOAA launches research on next generation of high performance weather, climate models

NOAA and the U.S. Navy are teaming up with academic and other government scientists to design the next generation of powerful supercomputer models to predict weather, ocean conditions and regional climate change.

Tidal Energy Project Progresses Toward Market Goals
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Tidal Energy Project Progresses Toward Market Goals

Fresh from the deep water dock to city council chambers, recently collected data has bumped Homer’s Tidal Energy Incubator Project to the next level.


National Weather Service's Virtual Laboratory
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

National Weather Service's Virtual Laboratory

The Virtual Laboratory (VLab) is a set of services and IT framework which enables NWS employees and their partners to share ideas, collaborate, engage in software development, and conduct applied research.


NOAA to Seek Partnership to Boost Data Sharing
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

NOAA to Seek Partnership to Boost Data Sharing

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which collects weather and climate data to generate some 15 million weather products, wants to improve the data it releases to the private sector and taxpaying public.


Long Island Sound Collaborative Mapping Project Underway
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Long Island Sound Collaborative Mapping Project Underway

In June 2012, the Long Island Sound (LIS) Collaborative Mapping Project held a kick-off event in New London, CT. Working in partnership with Federal, state, and academic institutions, NOAA will provide vital data and products to support this important regional initiative.


Google Releases Sneak Preview of Work Done Through CRADA with NOAA.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Google Releases Sneak Preview of Work Done Through CRADA with NOAA.

In improving the ocean map experience, Google has partnered with NOAA's National Geophysical Data Center and the University of Colorado CIRES programme.


SeaTag: Electronic Tags of the Future; A NOAA SBIR Success Story
Thursday, June 6, 2013

SeaTag: Electronic Tags of the Future; A NOAA SBIR Success Story

In 2007, NOAA published a solicitation for a small business to develop new electronic tags. The requirements of the new tagging technologies included an innovative geolocation mechanism, variety of ocean sensors, and reduced cost.


President Obama's FY 2014 Budget increses R&D Funding
Friday, May 31, 2013

President Obama's FY 2014 Budget increses R&D Funding

President Obama's FY 2014 budget proposes $142.8 billion for federal R&D, an increase of $1.9 billion or 1.3 percent over the FY 2012 enacted level.

Avanced Nautical Charting and the Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System (PORTS®)
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Avanced Nautical Charting and the Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System (PORTS®)

NOAA Innovation in Everyday Life

The PORTS® program, managed by NOAA's National Ocean Service, provides mariners with direct access to real-time water level, current and wind speed/direction data at locations specifically requested by mariners.

Personal Locator Beacons - Search and Rescue Satellite-Aided Tracking (SARSAT) System
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Personal Locator Beacons - Search and Rescue Satellite-Aided Tracking (SARSAT) System

NOAA Innovation in Everyday Life

Around the world...around the clock...NOAA proudly stands watch.  As an integral part of worldwide search and rescue, NOAA operates the Search And Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking (SARSAT) system to detect and locate mariners, aviators, and recreational enthusiasts in distress almost anywhere in the world at anytime and in almost any condition.

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