NOAA Technology Marketplace

SBIR-Funded Technologies Available for Purchase

The NOAA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program funds innovative small U.S. Businesses to develop products and services that are relevant to NOAA’s mission.  We are providing links below to these successfully-developed SBIR technologies to encourage their adoption.  These technologies are commercially available, so please contact the company indicated, if you wish to purchase the technology.

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For Federal Agencies and Staff:  since these companies have already successfully competed through the NOAA SBIR program, the resulting technologies may be procured using a Sole Source procurement.  Please notify your contracting specialist in advance of this capability.

The following are NOAA-funded technologies, but there are thousands of technologies available through the SBIR Program.  Use the SBIR keyword search engine to see what technology exists to meet your mission!

World Climate Service – Long Lead Forecasting Tools

World Climate Service – Long Lead Forecasting Tools

The World Climate Service provides meteorologists and other climate-sensitive professionals with critical long-range forecast information to support climate risk-related decision making. As forecasting skill improves at all lead times, new opportunities emerge to provide innovative and valuable services. Founded in 2009, the World Climate Service is positioned to be a leader in the exciting developments and upcoming growth of long-range weather and climate forecasting. More Information –> Federal Procurement – Sole Source Information The right to receive sole-source awards is a real benefit of the SBIR Program both to the government and to the participating companies. The SBA SBIR/STTR Policy…
Wireless Open Water Logger for Ocean Sampling

Wireless Open Water Logger for Ocean Sampling

The Wireless Open Water Logger (WOWL) Project is a NOAA-funded effort by Creare LLC, in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center. The goal is to enable large-scale opportunistic ocean sampling by developing a low-cost, reliable, and open-source ocean temperature and depth logger. Changes in ocean temperature have a profound impact on the productivity of fisheries and aquaculture. Sampling offshore ocean temperatures, particularly at depth, is challenging and expensive. Opportunistic sampling from fishing gear can address this sampling need. Commercial fishermen are more and more aware of the correlations between water temperature and harvest. Existing programs,…
StormCenter’s GeoCollaborate Tool

StormCenter’s GeoCollaborate Tool

SBIR-Developed Tool Available for Commercial Sale StormCenter Communications has developed GeoCollaborate, a software platform that permits real-time collaboration for users accessing data using interactive web maps, GIS platforms, or Common Operating Pictures (COPs). For more information on the capabilities, please see the GeoCollaborate summary document. The software was initially developed using SBIR funds (NASA, Phase I 2011, Phase II 2012) and is now available for commercial sale. Federal agencies may procure this technology using a Sole Source justification. See procurement guidelines below for more information. Federal Procurement Guidance for SBIR-Funded Technologies Phase III refers to work that derives from, extends,…
SeaTag™ Marine Mammals Tracking System

SeaTag™ Marine Mammals Tracking System

SeaTag™ addresses the limitations of previous products by offering customers low-cost, reusable, and solar based (providing unlimited charge) satellite tags. The full suite of available SeaTags™ have varying sensors, but each is equipped with: An accelerometer (measures activity of animal) Light sensors (allows for longitudinal locating via amount of daylight) Magnetic sensor (allows for latitudinal locating) Temperature sensor Depth sensors The tag can communicate globally with product users through the use of the Argos satellite constellation. After a programmed amount of time, the sensor detaches from the animal subject and floats to the surface, where it can be collected and…
OptoKnowledge – InSitu Methane Sensor

OptoKnowledge – InSitu Methane Sensor

OptoKnowledge has developed a methane sensor, which can determine both the concentration and the carbon isotope ratio of methane while operating in-situ at depth. The sensor combines a novel laser absorption spectroscopy gas sensor with a membrane-free approach to water sampling and was developed under funding from the NOAA SBIR Program. The sensor has been demonstrated in a CTD deployment (June 2021) and will further be utilized by NOAA researchers on a ROV (July 2022). The approach will provide significantly more data and at a cost savings as compared to the analysis of returned samples. Sensor Capabilities There is a…
Multi-purpose Above/Below Surface Expendable Sonde

Multi-purpose Above/Below Surface Expendable Sonde

MASED (‘May-Z-D’) is one of Boston Engineering’s low-cost, modular, configurable, family of versatile maritime sondes/profilers that collect critical data such as conductivity, temperature, and depth (CTD) and meet multiple research, commercial, and defense needs. MASED addresses rapid intensification and other critical research applications by taking multiple, targeted profiles in the ocean’s critical areas Features Expendable or recoverable Multiple, untethered dives followed by resurfacing (“profiles”) Onboard power (rechargeable optional) Low-cost, replaceable conductivity, temperature, depth sensors standard (other sensors possible) Automatic satellite communications Hand, vessel, or air-droppable AVAPS sized & launched Allows colocation of AVAPS atmospheric and ocean data Flexible, robust expanding…
Low Cost Instrument for Detection of Toxins in Seawater During Harmful Algal Blooms

Low Cost Instrument for Detection of Toxins in Seawater During Harmful Algal Blooms

Technology Overview Giner, Inc. (Giner) has developed a low-cost, portable instrument for detection of toxins found in seawater during harmful algal blooms (HABs). During these HAB events the rapid growth of Karenia brevis algae leads to a significant increase in local concentrations of a marine neurotoxin, brevetoxin (BTX). High density blooms of K. brevis, “red tides”, are endemic to the Gulf of Mexico and frequently occur on a nearly annual basis. Giner’s field-ready toxin analyzer, developed with NOAA SBIR Phase II funding, uses aptamer modified screen printed electrodes (SPEs) to bind with brevetoxin present in ocean water. This is followed…
Blue Ocean Gear Smart Buoy

Blue Ocean Gear Smart Buoy

The Blue Ocean Gear Farallon Smart Buoy System allows commercial fishing fleets to monitor the location and movement of their deployed fishing gear — anytime, anywhere. Fishermen can navigate to precise coordinates instead of approximate waypoints even if weather, wind, or waves move the gear, saving hours of work and gallons of fuel every trip. Smart Buoys have been successfully deployed in North America’s most demanding fisheries, from Alaskan king crab to Atlantic longline and are compatible with most deployed gear including pots, longlines, gillnets, FADs, aquaculture, and ropeless gear. This compact, rugged, depth-rated buoy works by transmitting position and…
Black Swift Technologies – SØ™ UAS Platform

Black Swift Technologies – SØ™ UAS Platform

Black Swift Technologies works through NOAA and Air Force SBIR to Develop Multi-Mission UAS Capabilities The Black Swift SØ™ UAS is an intelligent unmanned aircraft capable of completely automatic flights at altitudes up to 15,000 feet AGL. Its unique tail design enables deep-stall landing with near vertical descent and 10-foot landing accuracy. The rapid ascent and descent allow the SØ to quickly and accurately capture 3-dimensional wind profiles at various levels. With a flight duration of up to 90 minutes, the Black Swift SØ has the endurance and comprehensive sensor suite necessary to capture a profile of upper air parameters…
Autonomous, Real-Time, Field-Deployable Genetic Detection Technology

Autonomous, Real-Time, Field-Deployable Genetic Detection Technology

The Tracker is the world’s only field-deployable, automatic, web-connected monitoring tool, able to report real-time data on environmental DNA (eDNA). By taking the human out of the loop, we connect autonomous high-frequency sampling with geospatial data to better monitor biological activity. Tracker Capabilities Continuous-flow operation giving real-time results Operating with commercially available liquid reagents that require no refrigeration which eases logistical concerns No concentration, separation, or purification of samples required Simultaneous multi-species detection enables geospatial and temporal data for mapping and optimizing a management response Autonomous, GPS integration, Cloud-connected software interface with data & alerts Digital genetic verification via PCR…