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Uncovering NOAA’s inventors

Uncovering NOAA’s inventors

It’s no surprise that an agency of scientists working to create better weather forecasts, manage ocean resources and monitor the environment would have a healthy share of inventors.

“Whenever we visit NOAA labs we find a new invention,” said Derek Parks, the acting deputy director of the NOAA Technology Partnerships Office.

November 13, 2019 0 Comments
Heat waves could increase substantially in size by mid-century, says new study

Heat waves could increase substantially in size by mid-century, says new study

Our planet has been baking under the sun this summer as temperatures reached the hottest ever recorded and heat waves spread across the globe. While the climate continues to warm, scientists expect the frequency and intensity of heat waves to increase. However, a commonly overlooked aspect is the spatial size of heat waves, despite its important implications.

October 7, 2019 0 Comments
Five NOAA Research scientists to receive Presidential awards for early career achievement

Five NOAA Research scientists to receive Presidential awards for early career achievement

President Trump has named five NOAA Research scientists among 314 federally-supported scientists as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). They join three other NOAA scientists who will receive the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government to outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their research careers and show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology. 

 

July 15, 2019 0 Comments
NOAA seeks public input on future priorities for research and development

NOAA seeks public input on future priorities for research and development

NOAA is asking the general public and our stakeholders for comments on a new draft plan that outlines agency priorities for research and development from 2020 to 2026. 

July 12, 2019 0 Comments
Mississippi State University to host supercomputer to power NOAA research

Mississippi State University to host supercomputer to power NOAA research

In mid-July, Mississippi State University will begin operating a NOAA-funded, newly installed high-performance computer (HPC) called Orion to support NOAA research and development in environmental, weather and climate modeling, and autonomous vehicle design and operation.

June 19, 2019 0 Comments
NOAA taps weather program leader to head NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Lab

NOAA taps weather program leader to head NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Lab

 

John Cortinas, Ph.D., director of NOAA’s Office of Weather and Air Quality, today was named the new director of NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory in Miami. He will begin the new position on July 8.

June 13, 2019 0 Comments
New engine is driving NOAA’s flagship weather forecast model

New engine is driving NOAA’s flagship weather forecast model

As NOAA launches a major upgrade of its flagship weather forecast model today, an important part is the Global Forecast System’s new dynamical core. The story of how scientists developed the dynamical core or engine for the model is a view into how scientific invention works.

June 12, 2019 0 Comments
NOAA seeks ideas from industry, academia to improve weather prediction

NOAA seeks ideas from industry, academia to improve weather prediction

 

NOAA announced today on FedBizOpps.gov it is seeking ideas, recommendations and best practices from the weather industry and researchers on how to best develop a virtual Earth Prediction Innovation Center (EPIC).

June 7, 2019 0 Comments
Are tropical cyclones moving at a more leisurely pace?

Are tropical cyclones moving at a more leisurely pace?

A recent NOAA-led study found the speed of movement of tropical cyclones, including hurricanes, has been slowing in recent decades, with more storms lumbering slowly over land and potentially causing more flooding. However, new research published in Nature by another NOAA scientist casts some doubt that tropical cyclones are slowing and that there’s a link to climate change.

June 6, 2019 0 Comments
XPrize announces winners in contest to advance ocean science and discovery

XPrize announces winners in contest to advance ocean science and discovery

Editor’s note: This story was adapted from the XPrize news release issued on May 31, 2019.

XPRIZE, the global leader in designing and operating incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges, announced winners on May 31, in the $7M Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE and the $1 million NOAA Bonus prize as part of the global competition to advance ocean technologies for rapid, unmanned and high-resolution ocean exploration and discovery.

May 31, 2019 0 Comments
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