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NOAA, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office create work-sharing program to advance green technology

The Department of Commerce’s U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and NOAA today announced a collaboration to promote and advance further innovation in the climate and “green” technology areas. The cornerstone of the collaboration is a work-sharing program that focuses on the intersection of intellectual property and climate and environmental technologies. USPTO expertise will help NOAA researchers understand the importance of protecting intellectual property so that NOAA’s research and technology can better serve the public and inspire future innovation across NOAA’s mission. Read the full story.

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SBIR Partner Expanding Access to NOAA Data

Geocollaborate Tool is improving situational awareness and decision making across many economic and government sectors We are exposed to a wide variety of extreme weather events, such as wildfires, floods, earthquakes, severe storms, and volcanic eruptions. Natural hazards turn into disasters when lives are lost and livelihoods are damaged or destroyed. Some hazards, whether manmade or natural, become catastrophic disasters or large scale mass casualty events, which bring entire regions to a standstill.