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The FLC Far West Region is now accepting nominations for its 2014 regional awards program
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The FLC Far West Region is now accepting nominations for its 2014 regional awards program

The FLC Far West Region is now accepting nominations for its 2014 regional awards program. Nominations must be received by July 18, 2014.


NOAA Technology Partnerships Office Conducts Training and Outreach Visit to Mississippi and Florida
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

NOAA Technology Partnerships Office Conducts Training and Outreach Visit to Mississippi and Florida

Kelly Wright, Director of the NOAA Technology Partnerships Office (TPO), and Derek Parks, the NOAA Technology Transfer Program Manager, have just completed a successful trip to NOAA facilities in Stennis, Mississippi, and Miami, Florida, where they provided training on Technology Transfer and the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program.

NOAA Signs CRADA with Liquid Robotics
Monday, May 12, 2014

NOAA Signs CRADA with Liquid Robotics

NOAA and Liquid Robotics sign research & development CRADA to advance oceanographic and atmospheric forecasting.
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.  

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.

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.


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.

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