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Ripple effect: A public-private partnership advances ocean science

A successful partnership between NOAA and Saildrone, Inc. has expanded to support research missions across agency led to business growth and technological innovation, and contributed to the broader New Blue Economy.

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NOAA deploys drones in the ocean and atmosphere to advance hurricane forecasting

NOAA and partners are improving hurricane forecasting by harnessing the power of new technologies and working to coordinate these technologies to predict hurricane track, intensity, and rapid intensification.

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Revolutionary NOAA High-Altitude Research Tool Passes Key Milestone

The quest by Global Monitoring Laboratory scientists to develop a reliable, cost-effective way to study Earth’s stratosphere passed a significant milestone on May 17 when a remotely controlled glider, carried to an elevation of 90,000 feet by a weather balloon, returned to its launch location on Colorado’s Pawnee National Grasslands with its scientific payload intact.

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NOAA technology used to research deep-sea volcanic and hydrothermal activity

As part of the ongoing Tonga Eruption Seabed Mapping Project a team of scientists conducted a deep-water survey to better understand impacts of the January 2022 Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcanic eruption on the ocean environment.

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