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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.
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.
Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker Joins President Obama in Announcing Expanded Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE) Initiative
Monday, May 18, 2015

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker Joins President Obama in Announcing Expanded Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE) Initiative


Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker joined President Obama in celebrating emerging entrepreneurs from across the United States and around the world. During the event, the White House announced the addition of nine new members of the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE) initiative, which Secretary Pritzker chairs. PAGE is a group of America’s most respected business creators who have committed to sharing their time, energy, ideas, and experience to help develop the next generation of entrepreneurs around the world.

NOAA Announces Collaboration with Industry to Unleash the Power of Environmental Data
Friday, April 24, 2015

NOAA Announces Collaboration with Industry to Unleash the Power of Environmental Data

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced a big data project with Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, IBM, Microsoft Corp., and the Open Cloud Consortium to explore ways of bringing the Department closer to its goal of unleashing its vast resources of environmental data and delivering on one of the Department’s key priorities – transforming Department data capabilities and supporting a data-driven economy. Secretary Pritzker made the announcement during a keynote address at the American Meteorological Society’s Washington Forum.
NOAA's National Geodetic Survey Hosts 2015 Geospatial Summit, April 13-14
Thursday, April 9, 2015

NOAA's National Geodetic Survey Hosts 2015 Geospatial Summit, April 13-14

The National Geodetic Survey (NGS), an office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), is hosting a 2015 Geospatial Summit on April 13 and 14 to share updates on the planned 2022 release of new geodetic datums being developed to replace the North American Datum of 1983 (NAD 83) and the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD 88). 
NOAA Announces Novel Feeder for Juvenile and Larval Fishes
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

NOAA Announces Novel Feeder for Juvenile and Larval Fishes

NOAA Fisheries researchers have developed a fish feeder that allows fish farmers to automatically feed young fish on a recurrent basis while protecting the feed from oxidation and clumping. The patent-pending Microparticulate Feeder for Larval and Juvenile Fish was developed at NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle, Washington and is now available for licensing by a qualified U.S. company.
NOAA and partners document surge in Great Lakes water levels
Friday, February 13, 2015

NOAA and partners document surge in Great Lakes water levels

Scientists at the Army Corps of Engineers, Environment Canada, and NOAA recently documented a record-setting surge in water levels on Lakes Superior and Michigan-Huron that began in January 2013, and has continued through November 2014. The United States and Canadian federal agencies expect water levels to stay near or above average on all of the Great Lakes over the next six months.
NOAA's investments in weather models and partnerships paying off
Friday, February 13, 2015

NOAA's investments in weather models and partnerships paying off

As the Northeast digs out from this week’s blizzard, a new NOAA-led effort to improve the forecasting of such high impact weather events is reaching an important early benchmark. One of the first major improvements - upgrading the resolution of three global forecast models -- has already shown its effectiveness. One of these models, the newly upgraded Global Forecast System (GFS) model, provided one of the most precise forecasts of the track, intensity, precipitation, and distribution of the Nor’easter. The other research models provided important forecast information, as well.
NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory is honored with the 2015 FLC Interagency Partnership Award
Wednesday, February 4, 2015

NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory is honored with the 2015 FLC Interagency Partnership Award

The Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) awarded their 2015 Technology Transfer Interagency Partnership Award to a group of laboratories, including: the NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory for their hard work and dedication in promoting technology transfer.
Federal Laboratory Consortium Far West Region
Thursday, January 8, 2015

Federal Laboratory Consortium Far West Region

2014 FLC Far West Regional Awards
2015-16 Great Lakes Commission – Sea Grant Fellowship
Wednesday, January 7, 2015

2015-16 Great Lakes Commission – Sea Grant Fellowship

Application deadline: Feb. 27, 2015, 6 p.m. ET/5 p.m. CT

The Great Lakes Commission-Sea Grant Fellow will work with members of the Great Lakes’ science, policy and information/education communities to advance the environmental quality and sustainable development goals of the Great Lakes states. In so doing, the Fellow will contribute to and benefit from research coordination and policy analysis activities. The Fellow will be located at the Great Lakes Commission offices in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This will be the 16th year this fellowship has been sponsored by the Great Lakes Commission, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Sea Grant College Program and the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network.
Multiple- Radar, Multiple Sensor System Now Operational
Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Multiple- Radar, Multiple Sensor System Now Operational

System Developed at the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory Transferred to the National Weather Service

The Multiple Radar Multiple Sensor (MRMS) system combines data streams from multiple radars, satellites, surface observations, upper air observations, lightning reports, rain gauges and numerical weather prediction models to produce a suite of decision-support products every two minutes. Because it provides better depictions of high-impact weather events such as heavy rain, snow, hail, tornadoes, and other threats, forecasters can quickly diagnose severe weather and issue more accurate and earlier forecasts and warnings.

Researchers at NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory designed the MRMS system to improve decision making within NOAA and other agencies – marking another NOAA research to operations success. Implementation of the system into NWS operations was funded in part by the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013

Technology and Collaboration:  Monitoring Atlantic Cod
Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Technology and Collaboration: Monitoring Atlantic Cod

Northeast Fisheries Science Center Working to Monitor Spawning Activity in Massachusetts Bay


This latest deployment is one of several research efforts undertaken in a collaborative multi-year program to study the reproductive behavior of Atlantic cod in the wild.  For several years, researchers from the passive acoustics group at NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) have been working with Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary (SBNMS), the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF), the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST), and local fishermen. The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) joined the group in this latest study.

NOAA Researchers and Partners Document Rise in Great Lakes Water Levels
Friday, December 12, 2014

NOAA Researchers and Partners Document Rise in Great Lakes Water Levels

Levels expected to stay above-average through winter and spring of 2015

Scientists at the Army Corps of Engineers, Environment Canada, and NOAA recently documented a record-setting surge in water levels on Lakes Superior and Michigan-Huron that began in January 2013, and has continued through November 2014. The United States and Canadian federal agencies expect water levels to stay near or above average on all of the Great Lakes over the next six months.

2014 Tech to Market Virtual Forum
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

2014 Tech to Market Virtual Forum

Join the FLC community and industry representatives on November 5–6 as we go virtual at the FLC Tech-to-Market Virtual Forum!

Liquid Robotics and NOAA sign Research & Development CRADA
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Liquid Robotics and NOAA sign Research & Development CRADA

Liquid Robotics and NOAA sign Research & Development CRADA to Advancee Oceanographic and Atmospheric Forecasting

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