NOAA CRADA Partnerships
Research partnerships are increasingly important as scientists work to address complex global problems like coastal resilience, food security, and climate change. Public-private partnerships, in particular, are vital for bringing private sector innovation and agility into NOAA’s research and development efforts. One of the key tools in NOAA’s partnership toolkit is the CRADA, or Cooperative Research and Development Agreement.
A CRADA is a formal agreement that allows federal and non-federal partners to do collaborative research and further develop new science into commercially-available products. CRADAs connect NOAA Laboratories or Science Centers with private U.S. companies, universities, and other entities, creating scientific partnerships across NOAA’s mission areas. CRADAs are valuable because they allow NOAA and non-federal partners to share ideas, technical expertise, facilities, and other research materials.
Active NOAA CRADAs
GDCS – NOAA Collaboration and Support of Ecosystem Science
Duration: Aug. 4, 2021 – Aug. 4, 2026
Partners: NOAA Fisheries / Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center and Arizona State University Global Discovery & Conservation Science
Establishing harmful algal identification and toxin analysis detection capabilities in South-Central Alaska in cooperation with local communities
Duration: Oct. 14, 2020 – Oct. 14, 2025
Partners: National Ocean Service / National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science and Ocean and Earth Environmental Services – Chugach Regional Resources Commission