Visit the iNOAAvation Center @ Blue Tech Week 2019!

The NOAA Technology Partnerships Office will be attending Blue Tech Week in San Diego, November 20-22, 2019.  Come visit us at the iNOAAvation Center and see how NOAA is innovating across the Blue Economy!  

Before you come, check out some of the latest technologies from NOAA labs and our SBIR awardees below.


Smart Module for Communications Processing and Interface US Patent 9,297,925

Smart Module for Communications Processing and Interface US Patent 9,297,925


Engineers at NOAA’s National Data Buoy Center have developed a patent-pending data collection and reporting system, the Smart Module for Communications Processing and Interface,  for use on data buoys or similar ocean- or land-based platforms where environmental data are being collected.  The benefit of the Smart Module design is that it may be readily retrofitted to a data buoy, weather station, or other similar applications, in order to add additional data acquisition capabilities or features, without disturbing existing communications and data logging equipment at the location.  This saves both time and money for testing and certifying new equipment at existing data gathering sites, some of which may be quite remote and difficult to access. By eliminating the risk of compromising an entire system by adding new components, the Smart Module makes adding new capabilities to existing platforms relatively simple and extremely cost effective.

 

Thursday, October 1, 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (7208)/Comments (0)/
LICENSING OPPORTUNITY:  Imaging Polar Nephelometer

LICENSING OPPORTUNITY: Imaging Polar Nephelometer

US 8531516 B2

NOAA is now seeking manufacturers/licensees to deliver its newly-patented Imaging Polar Nephelometer to market in the United States and globally.  Ideal partners will have a proven track record in manufacturing quality scientific instruments domestically and a proven distribution network both in the U.S. and abroad. 

NOAA offers a wide variety of licensing solutions with flexible terms and reasonable rates.  Our licensing process is fast-tracked to allow licensee(s) to move the product from license to manufacture to market in the shortest possible time.

Thursday, February 6, 2014/Author: Anonym/Number of views (9033)/Comments (0)/
ROYALTY FREE:  Bird Deterrent for ASOS Ice Free Wind Sensor

ROYALTY FREE: Bird Deterrent for ASOS Ice Free Wind Sensor

 

Ice Free Wind Sensors (IFWS) are widely used to measure  and report wind speed and direction, primarily for the aviation industry.  However, the open space around the measurement unit of the wind sensor also provides a convenient space for birds to sit.  The subsequent flapping of wings can result in erroneous wind speeds and missing wind data, which is a safety hazard to aviation.  In an effort to alleviate the IFWS data issues, the National Weather Service (NWS) developed a bird deterrent device. This device, which keeps the birds from interfering in the sample space of the IFWS, has been tested and deployed within the existing network of over 600 sensors in the US and is now being made available royalty free to industry.

Thursday, July 16, 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (7770)/Comments (0)/
iGage:  A Cost Effective Instrument for Measuring River Height and Snow Depth

iGage: A Cost Effective Instrument for Measuring River Height and Snow Depth

NOAA is seeking commercial partners for manufacturing and distribution of this new instrument

The iGage is a low-cost, portable, rapidly deployable sonar instrument for providing river stage and snow depth information.  Developed by NOAA for remote field use in Alaska, the iGage is lightweight, durable, and compact, measuring just 5” x 7” x 3”.  The device is solar-powered so it requires no existing site power and can be boom-mounted to a variety of fixed platforms.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016/Author: Anonym/Number of views (6606)/Comments (0)/
North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies Publishes New Big Data Project Site

North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies Publishes New Big Data Project Site

Easy Access to Critical NOAA Data Sets on the Cloud

NOAA’s Big Data Project (BDP) is designed to facilitate public use of key environmental datasets by providing copies of NOAA’s information in the Cloud, allowing users to do analyses of data and extract information without having to transfer and store these massive datasets themselves.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018/Author: Derek Parks/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
NOAA-Funded Coral Instrument Leads to Start-Up

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.
Friday, December 22, 2017/Author: Derek Parks/Number of views (4138)/Comments (0)/
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LICENSING OPPORTUNITY:  TerraViz

LICENSING OPPORTUNITY: TerraViz

NOAA Earth Information System (NEIS) and TerraViz Data Visualization Technologies Now Available

The NOAA Earth Information System (NEIS)TM is a framework of layered services designed to help the discovery, access, understanding, and visualization of data from the past, present, and future. It includes a visualization component named TerraVizTM that is a multi-platform tool, running on desktops, web browsers, and mobile devices. The goal is to ingest "big data" and convert that information into efficient formats for real-time visualization. Designed for a world where everything is in motion, NEISTM and TerraVizTM allow fluid data integration and interaction across 4D time and space, providing a tool for everything NOAA does and the people NOAA affects.

Friday, December 12, 2014/Author: Anonym/Number of views (6950)/Comments (0)/
CA Water Forecast Improvement Driven by NOAA Innovation and Partnerships

CA Water Forecast Improvement Driven by NOAA Innovation and Partnerships

The NOAA Physical Sciences Division (PSD) is entering its third consecutive five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the California Department of Water Resources (CA-DWR) as part of their Enhanced Flood Response and Emergency Preparedness (EFREP) program. The cornerstone of these MOUs has been the development, deployment, operation, and maintenance of a 21st-century observing system to help California deal with its water resource and flood protection issues.
Wednesday, July 31, 2019/Author: Derek Parks/Number of views (1188)/Comments (0)/
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Deepwater Lionfish Trap (U.S. Patent Pending)

Deepwater Lionfish Trap (U.S. Patent Pending)

Designs for Two New Deepwater Traps Released

NOAA scientists have developed two new trap designs that can target invasive lionfish in deep water and reduce negative effects on native species that are ecologically, recreationally, or commercially important. 
Monday, March 6, 2017/Author: Anonym/Number of views (6258)/Comments (0)/
NOy Cavity Ring-Down Spectrometer (U.S. Patent Pending)

NOy Cavity Ring-Down Spectrometer (U.S. Patent Pending)

NOAA is now seeking manufacturers/licensees to deliver its Patent-Pending NOy Cavity Ring-Down Spectrometer to market in the United States and globally.  Ideal partners will have a proven track record in manufacturing quality scientific instruments domestically and a proven distribution network both in the U.S. and abroad. 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014/Author: Anonym/Number of views (9062)/Comments (0)/
Opuhala Sea Temperature Sensor and Software

Opuhala Sea Temperature Sensor and Software

DIY Sensors Allow Broad Monitoring of Sea Temperature for Coral Health

NOAA's Coral Health and Monitoring Program has developed a compact and inexpensive sea temperature sensor for the Opuhala project to measure sea temperature across multiple sites for this global project.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019/Author: Derek Parks/Number of views (881)/Comments (0)/
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Adaptable and driven by renewable energy, Saildrones voyage into remote waters

Adaptable and driven by renewable energy, Saildrones voyage into remote waters

NOAA's Cooperative Research and Development Agreement or CRADA with Saildrone, Inc. is providing mountains of data across multiple NOAA mission areas.

Friday, May 18, 2018/Author: Derek Parks/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Flexible PIT Antenna System

Flexible PIT Antenna System

Seeking interested manufacturers for technology transfer

NOAA has developed a flexible antenna system for collecting data form PIT-tagged fish.  The system is flexible, scalable, easy to deploy, and can be used in both fixed and towed applications.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016/Author: Anonym/Number of views (5909)/Comments (0)/
Aquaculture:  Partnering with America's Growers

Aquaculture: Partnering with America's Growers

The open ocean, our coastal waters, even tanks in land-bound states all invite opportunities to grow more fish, shellfish and marine plants.
NOAA science, partnerships and pioneering techniques are building on these expanded opportunities, leading to more jobs, increased food security, revitalized waterfronts, and the restoration of depleted species and habitats.
Monday, March 12, 2018/Author: Derek Parks/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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ROYALTY FREE:  Red Fluorescent Protein - tprRFP (Porites lobata)

ROYALTY FREE: Red Fluorescent Protein - tprRFP (Porites lobata)

NOAA Researchers have isolated a very bright, red fluorescent protein from coral which can be useful for multi-color labeling experiments and comparisons of gene expression.  

Monday, July 20, 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (7144)/Comments (0)/
Oscillating/Tidal Biological Filtration System (U.S. Patent Pending)

Oscillating/Tidal Biological Filtration System (U.S. Patent Pending)

Seeking Licensees for Aquaculture Systems, Aquarium Supplies, Wastewater Treatment

NOAA engineers have recently developed an innovative biological filtration system for aquaculture and aquarium usage that is inexpensive, simple to set up, scalable, and best of all, is self-cleaning.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016/Author: Anonym/Number of views (6281)/Comments (0)/
S-Curve Time of Flight Mass Spectrometer - US Patent 9,751,431

S-Curve Time of Flight Mass Spectrometer - US Patent 9,751,431


Time-of‐flight mass spectrometers are commonly used in analytical chemistry and many other applications. NOAA scientists have developed a new geometry that has improved performance over existing designs and is looking for qualified U.S. manufacturers of scientific instruments to build, market, and sell this device under license.

Friday, May 18, 2018/Author: Anonym/Number of views (7637)/Comments (0)/
NOAA's Expendable BathyThermograph (XBT) - Innovation for Taking the Ocean's Temperature

NOAA's Expendable BathyThermograph (XBT) - Innovation for Taking the Ocean's Temperature

An eXpendable BathyThermograph (XBT) is a probe that is dropped from a ship and measures the temperature as it falls through the water. A very thin wire transmits the temperature data to the ship where it is recorded for later analysis. The probe is designed to fall at a known rate, so that the depth of the probe can be inferred from the time since it was launched.
Friday, December 22, 2017/Author: Derek Parks/Number of views (4736)/Comments (0)/
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ONav and GeoPixel™: Web-Based Navigation for the Collection of Aerial Imagery (U.S. Patent Pending)

ONav and GeoPixel™: Web-Based Navigation for the Collection of Aerial Imagery (U.S. Patent Pending)

Seeking commercial partners for licensing and distribution of this NOAA-developed technology.

NOAA engineers have created a heads-up navigation display for pilots for coastal imagery acquisition, “ONav.”  The system combines a real-time Global Positioning System (GPS) and Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) stream along with image collection metadata from the on-board cameras to generate vector overlays the pilots can use to easily navigate, track progress, and ensure full coverage of the survey area greatly improving survey efficiency.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016/Author: Anonym/Number of views (5968)/Comments (0)/
Sub-Surface Automated Dual Water Sampler (SAS)

Sub-Surface Automated Dual Water Sampler (SAS)

NOAA-Designed Hands On Learning Tool for Students and Scientists

The sub-surface automated dual water sampler (SAS) was designed by researchers at NOAA's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) and the University of Miami to help scientists study water chemistry on shallow reef habitats. Explore the SAS website, use it to guide you in building and using your own water samplers, embrace the maker movement and improve on our design. If you are a teacher, there are free lesson plans to download that include labs and activities related to science, technology, and engineering. Enjoy this site and please use the SAS to learn about and explore our oceans!
Wednesday, August 28, 2019/Author: Derek Parks/Number of views (848)/Comments (0)/
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Science on a Sphere Mobile Application

Science on a Sphere Mobile Application

SOS Explorer Now Available for iOS and Android

SOS Explorer™ (SOSx) is a flat screen version of the widely popular Science On a Sphere® (SOS). The revolutionary software takes SOS datasets, usually only seen on a 6-foot sphere in large museum spaces, and makes them more accessible. The visualizations show information provided by satellites, ground observations and computer models. There are two versions available. SOS Explorer is an exhibit-quality version and SOS Explorer Mobile is a free introductory version.
Wednesday, August 28, 2019/Author: Derek Parks/Number of views (854)/Comments (0)/
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Microparticulate Fish Feeder, US Patents 9,113,615 and 9,241,478

Microparticulate Fish Feeder, US Patents 9,113,615 and 9,241,478

NOAA is now seeking manufacturers/licensees to deliver its patented Microparticulate Fish Feeder to market in the United States and globally.  Ideal partners will have a proven track record in manufacturing quality scientific instruments domestically and a proven distribution network both in the U.S. and abroad.


Wednesday, September 24, 2014/Author: Anonym/Number of views (10177)/Comments (0)/
Man Overboard Recovery Device (U.S. Patent Pending)

Man Overboard Recovery Device (U.S. Patent Pending)

NOAA device allows assisted rescue of incapacitated crew

The NOAA Man Overboard Device allows a single rescuer to attach a lifting harness to an unresponsive victim who is unable to assist in their own rescue.  That is the most significant advantage that our device has over existing rescue devices. Our device does not require the rescuer to enter the water to assist the victim. I feel that any vessel equipped with both a Life Sling and our device can recover an MOB in almost any situation. 

Monday, March 6, 2017/Author: Anonym/Number of views (5196)/Comments (0)/
LICENSING OPPORTUNITY:  NOAA Science on a Sphere®

LICENSING OPPORTUNITY: NOAA Science on a Sphere®

Patent # 6,937,210

Science On a Sphere® (SOS) is a room sized, global display system that uses computers and video projectors to display planetary data onto a six foot diameter sphere, analogous to a giant animated globe. Researchers at NOAA developed Science On a Sphere® as an educational tool to help illustrate Earth System science to people of all ages. Animated images of atmospheric storms, climate change, and ocean temperature can be shown on the sphere, which is used to explain what are sometimes complex environmental processes, in a way that is simultaneously intuitive and captivating.


Tuesday, February 19, 2013/Author: Anonym/Number of views (9019)/Comments (0)/
LICENSING OPPORTUNITY:  Wave Measurement Device for Moored Buoy

LICENSING OPPORTUNITY: Wave Measurement Device for Moored Buoy

System for monitoring, determining, and reporting directional spectra of ocean surface waves in near real-time from a moored buoy

A moored buoy floating at the ocean surface and anchored to the seafloor precisely measures acceleration, pitch, roll, and Earth's magnetic flux field of the buoy over a limited sampling period. The system includes: 1) A buoy, 2) A mooring system, 3) An electronic data logger controlling communications between the system and the on-board remote telecommunications system...

Patent No:  US 8,195,395 B2, Teng et al.

If interested in licensing this technology, please complete and return the License Request Form or contact NOAA Technology Partnerships Office directly.

Monday, October 1, 2012/Author: Anonym/Number of views (11062)/Comments (0)/
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