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NOAA's TPO Builds Strategic Ties in April
Monday, May 5, 2014

NOAA's TPO Builds Strategic Ties in April

April was a busy month for the NOAA Technology Partnerships Office, with a series of multi-day meetings focusing on expanding partnerships and increasing technology transfer from its labs.  

Interactive Map Combines NOAA Data with Climate Impact Reports
Monday, April 21, 2014

Interactive Map Combines NOAA Data with Climate Impact Reports

Climate Commons is an interactive map-based platform that contains layers of news and information on climate change in the United States.The map combines recent data on climate change indicators and emissions with geo-tagged stories on climate change.

Serving Up Climate Data in Usable Formats
Monday, April 21, 2014

Serving Up Climate Data in Usable Formats

A group of NOAA collaborators recently announced the availability of OpenClimateGIS, an open-source tool which aids users in accessing and interpreting complex climate data. OpenClimateGIS serves users who are already familiar with GIS systems, enabling them to access data for specific regions and sectors and providing access to recent data such as outputs from climate models.

Drought history for local climate stations available in new Drought Risk Atlas
Monday, April 21, 2014

Drought history for local climate stations available in new Drought Risk Atlas

The new Drought Risk Atlas contains data on drought frequency and severity for more than 3,000 climate stations across the United States. Users can find the closest climate station and see how often drought has affected an area, how severe drought episodes have been, and how long they lasted.

Obama Turns to Web to Illustrate the Effects of a Changing Climate
Thursday, March 20, 2014

Obama Turns to Web to Illustrate the Effects of a Changing Climate

The White House on Wednesday inaugurated a website aimed at turning scientific data about projected droughts and wildfires and the rise in sea levels into eye-catching digital presentations

From Lab to Market: Accelerating Research Breakthroughs and Economic Growth
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

From Lab to Market: Accelerating Research Breakthroughs and Economic Growth

Earlier this month, President Obama announced his 2015 budget, a road map for accelerating economic growth, expanding opportunity for all Americans and ensuring fiscal responsibility. The budget supports the President’s Management Agenda to deliver a 21st century government that is more effective, efficient, and supportive of economic growth. One key element of the President’s Management Agenda is accelerating the transfer of Federally funded research from the laboratory to the commercial marketplace – a “Lab-to-Market” agenda.

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.


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