NOAA Technology Transfer Successes

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 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.

 

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.  
Robot Sailboats Scour the Oceans for Data
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Robot Sailboats Scour the Oceans for Data

Last summer, working with scientists and engineers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the boats skimmed along the edge of the retreating Arctic ice cap, giving scientists a detailed account of temperature, salinity and ecosystem information that would have been difficult and expensive to obtain in person.
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