NOAA Technology Transfer Awards

Each year, NOAA's Technology Partnerships Committee selects individual projects as the best examples of technology transfer from across all NOAA's Line Offices and Programs.  The purpose of this award is to recognize NOAA scientific, engineering, and technical employees for: (1) inventions or other outstanding scientific or technological contributions of value to the United States due to commercial applications and (2) exemplary activities that promote the domestic transfer of science and technology developed within NOAA and result in the use of such science and technology by American industry or business, universities, State or local Government, or other non-Federal parties. The current awardees are listed below.  Past years' awardees have been archived in the News & Successes section of the website. 

2018 Awardees

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Vera Trainer, Nicolaus Adams, Brian Bill, and Brendan Sylvander

National Marine Fisheries Service

Implementation of an effective sampling and mapping program for early warning of harmful algal blooms in the Pacific Northwest. 
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Kirk Liang

National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service

For development of an innovative suite of satellite command & telemetry processing modules for use by commercial, federal and international agencies. 


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