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

NOAA Cloud Computing Collaboration

Duration: Oct. 24, 2022 – Nov. 1, 2023
Partners: NOAA Research and Microsoft

Joint Beaufort Bridgenet Ichthyoplankton Sampling Program

Duration: Aug. 17, 2022 – Aug. 17, 2027
Partners: NOAA FisheriesNortheast Fisheries Science Center and East Carolina University

Assessment of Climavision Radar Network

Duration: May 29, 2022 – May 23, 2023
Partners: NOAA Research National Severe Storms Laboratory and Climavision

PRAWLER Commercialization

Duration: Apr. 28, 2022 – Apr. 28, 2027
Partners: NOAA Research  / Pacific Marine Environmental Lab and McLane Laboratories

Multi-Radar, Multi-Sensor, Sub-Hourly Precipitation over Harris County

Duration: Apr. 12, 2022 – Apr. 12, 2027
Partners: NOAA Research / National Severe Storms Laboratory and Harris County Flood Control District

Marine Conservation and Fisheries Science

Duration: Apr. 8, 2022 – Apr. 8, 2025
Partners: NOAA FisheriesNortheast Fisheries Science Center and Monmouth University

DCS Transmitters for Small Satellites

Duration: Apr. 8, 2022 – May 26, 2024
Partners: NOAA SatellitesOffice of System Architecture and Advanced Planning and Microcom Design, Inc.

Improving Modeling of Oceans, Atmosphere, and Climate

Duration: Apr. 3, 2022 – Apr. 3, 2027
Partners: NOAA Research / Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Lab and Intel, Inc.

Process and Age Otolith Samples from New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Duration: Mar. 21, 2022 – Mar. 21, 2027
Partners: NOAA FisheriesNortheast Fisheries Science Center and the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife

Hydroscience Modeling and Visualization for PORTS and OFS

Duration: Feb. 26, 2022 – Feb. 28, 2023
Partners: National Ocean Service / Integrated Ocean Observing System and Jupiter Intelligence

Validation and Potential Impact of tomorrow.io Precipitation/Radar Satellite Data with NOAA Scientists

Duration: Feb. 14, 2022 – Feb. 14, 2027
Partners: NOAA ResearchNational Severe Storms Laboratory and tomorrow.io

Space Safety and Sustainability

Duration: Dec. 25, 2021 – Dec. 25, 2025
Partners: NOAA Satellites / Office of Space Commerce and University of Texas at Austin

Developing Strategies for the Siting, Design, and Implementation of Nature-Based Solutions

Duration: Dec. 17, 2021 – Dec. 17, 2026
Partners: National Ocean ServiceNational Centers for Coastal Ocean Science and EA Engineering Science & Technology, Inc.

Toxic Contaminants and Effects in Salish Sea Ecosystem

Duration: Dec. 8, 2021 – Dec. 8, 2025
Partners: NOAA FisheriesNorthwest Fisheries Science Center and the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife

Management and Conservation Studies on Salmon

Duration: Nov. 30, 2021 – Nov. 30, 2026
Partners: NOAA FisheriesNorthwest Fisheries Science Center and the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife

GDCS – NOAA Collaboration and Support of Ecosystem Science

Duration: Aug. 4, 2021 – Aug. 4, 2026
Partners: NOAA FisheriesPacific Islands Fisheries Science Center and Arizona State University Global Discovery & Conservation Science

The Wave Glider ecoDemonstrator

Duration: Apr. 12, 2021 – Apr. 12, 2024
Partners: NOAA FisheriesNorthwest Fisheries Science Center and Liquid Robotics, Inc.

Underwater Glider Technology Applications

Duration: Nov. 12, 2020 – Nov. 12, 2025
Partners: NOAA ResearchPacific Marine Environmental Lab and Huntington Ingalls Industries

Expansion of Meteosim Modeling Services Based on Hysplit

Duration: Oct. 21, 2020 – Oct. 21, 2025
Partners: NOAA ResearchAir Resources Laboratory and Meteosim SL

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 ServiceNational Centers for Coastal Ocean Science and Ocean and Earth Environmental Services – Chugach Regional Resources Commission

R&D Toward Advancing a Safe, Stable, and Operationally-Sustainable Space Environment

Duration: Jul. 2, 2020 – Jul. 2, 2025
Partners: National Weather ServiceNational Centers for Environmental Prediction and the University of Texas at Austin

Exploration of Unmanned ROV Technology for Cross-NOAA Mission Applications

Duration: May 27, 2020 – May 27, 2025
Partners: NOAA ResearchPacific Marine Environmental Lab and Saildrone, Inc.

Cooperative Agreement For Remote Sensing Application Development and Utility Enhancement

Duration: Mar. 17, 2020 – Mar. 17, 2023
Partners: NOAA SatellitesCenter for Satellite Applications and Research and Harris Geospatial Solutions, Inc.

Tropical Cyclone Consensus Techniques

Duration: Mar. 11, 2020 – Mar. 11, 2025
Partners: National Weather ServiceNational Hurricane Center and WeatherPredict

Dissolved Inorganic Carbon Sensor Tech Transfer

Duration: Feb. 20, 2020 – Feb. 20, 2025
Partners: NOAA ResearchPacific Marine Environmental Lab and MBARI

Test and Evaluation of SeaBird Sensors and Equipment

Duration: Feb. 14, 2020 – Feb. 14, 2025
Partners: National Weather ServiceNational Data Buoy Center and Sea-Bird Scientific

Collaboration to include NOAA instruments and staff on Viking Great Lakes Cruises

Duration: Jan. 31, 2020 – Jan. 31, 2025
Partners: NOAA ResearchGreat Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory and Viking Cruises

Software development for the improvement of modeling techniques

Duration: Oct. 31, 2019 – Oct. 31, 2027
Partners: NOAA ResearchGeophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory and Nvidia

Mapping and Ocean Exploration Technologies

Duration: Aug. 5, 2019 – Aug. 5, 2023
Partners: NOAA ResearchOcean Exploration and Ocean Infinity

Development and Testing of Ozone-Impregnated Nano-Bubble Technology to Address National Water Safety and Security Issues

Duration: Jul. 22, 2019 – Jul. 22, 2024
Partners: National Ocean ServiceNational Centers for Coastal Ocean Science and the American Marine University Research Institute

Transfer and Development of Finfish and Shellfish Aquaculture Techniques

Duration: Jul. 19, 2019 – May 31, 2024
Partners: NOAA FisheriesNortheast Fisheries Science Center and the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe

Union Pacific Water Events

Duration: Apr. 9, 2019 – Apr. 9, 2024
Partners: NOAA Research / National Severe Storms Lab and Nokia Corporation

Coastal Safety Social Science Research

Duration: Mar. 20, 2019 – Mar. 20, 2024
Partners: National Weather Service / Office of Science and Technology Integration and Michelle Evans-Chase

Sensor Applications for Underwater Gliders

Duration: Mar. 11, 2019 – Mar. 11, 2024
Partners: NOAA ResearchPacific Marine Environmental Lab and Kongsburg

Application of AeroVironment Unmanned Aircraft Systems Technologies

Duration: Feb. 28, 2019 – Feb. 28, 2024
Partners: National Ocean ServiceNational Marine Sanctuaries and AeroVironment

Early Alert System for Flash Flood/Debris Flow

Duration: Feb. 4, 2019 – Feb. 4, 2024
Partners: NOAA ResearchNational Severe Storms Laboratory and Wildfire Rain, LLC.

Innovative Private Sector Applications of Wx and Climate Data

Duration: May 18, 2018 – May 18, 2023
Partners: NOAAOffice of the Chief Information Officer and The Collider

Development of MAPCO2 Sensor

Duration: Jan. 4, 2018 – Jan. 4, 2023
Partners: NOAA ResearchPacific Marine Environmental Lab and the Battelle Memorial Institute

Active Material Transfer Agreements

NSF Convergence Accelerator Track

Duration: Jul. 11, 2022 – Jul. 11, 2025
Partners: NOAA FisheriesPacific Marine Environmental Lab and Mango Materials

MTA Moored Autonomous pCO2 System Transfer

Duration: Aug. 3, 2021 – Aug. 3, 2024
Partners: NOAA Research / Pacific Marine Environmental Lab and Sensor & Systems Solutions, LLC.

MTA for Flight Computer Fan

Duration: May 21, 2021 – May 21, 2024
Partners: NOAA ResearchChemical Sciences Laboratory and ADL Embedded Solutions, Inc.

MTA for OY15 Probiotic to Prospective Research, Inc.

Duration: Apr. 12, 2021 – Apr. 12, 2024
Partners: NOAA FisheriesNortheast Fisheries Science Center and Prospective Research, Inc.

MTA for OY15 to Taylor Shellfish Farms

Duration: Mar. 26, 2021 – Mar. 26, 2024
Partners: NOAA FisheriesNortheast Fisheries Science Center and Taylor Shellfish Farms

MTA for OY15 to Pacific Hybreed, Inc.

Duration: Mar. 24, 2021 – Mar. 24, 2024
Partners: NOAA FisheriesNortheast Fisheries Science Center and Pacific Hybreed, Inc.

MTA for OY15 to Cartron Point Shellfish, Ltd.

Duration: Mar. 24, 2021 – Mar. 24, 2024
Partners: NOAA FisheriesNortheast Fisheries Science Center and Cartron Point Shellfish, Ltd.

Active Facility Use Agreements

Ocean Test Tank Usage

Duration: Jul. 13, 2022 – Jul. 15, 2024
Partners: NOAA FisheriesSouthwest Fisheries Science Center and Seatrec, Inc.

Shellfish Laboratory Space – NWFSC

Duration: Jul. 8, 2022 – Aug. 1, 2023
Partners: NOAA FisheriesNorthwest Fisheries Science Center and Pacific Hybreed, Inc.

Ocean Technology Development Tank Usage

Duration: Apr. 15, 2022 – Aug. 22, 2024
Partners: NOAA FisheriesSouthwest Fisheries Science Center and SubSeaSail, LLC.

Effects of OA on Fish Olfactory Neurobehavior

Duration: Dec. 28, 2020 – Dec. 28, 2024
Partners: NOAA FisheriesNorthwest Fisheries Science Center and University of Washington

Shellfish Research and Living Marine Resource Restoration in Puget Sound

Duration: Apr. 29, 2014 – Apr. 9, 2024
Partners: NOAA FisheriesNorthwest Fisheries Science Center and Puget Sound Restoration Fund