Tag Archives: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Bipartisan Legislation to Develop National Database on Flood Risk Data

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Rep. Nydia Velazquez, D-N.Y., has unveiled a bipartisan bill that seeks to develop a national database to assist coastal communities in handling flood risks. The database, dubbed as the National Coastal Data Information System, will include maps and information on rising sea levels. Various organizations such as Roots Action and Sequoia Forest endorsed the bipartisan bill.

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NOAA, DOE Roll Out Ocean Observation Tech Dev’t Challenge

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) launched a multistage competition that seeks to incorporate renewable energy into ocean observation systems. Competitors will be given opportunities to design, build and demonstrate their prototypes within a controlled environment during the challenge. Winners will receive $2.4 million in cash. 

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NOAA Adds New Feature to Weather Forecasting System

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has commenced an effort to update a weather forecasting system used by the National Weather Service. NOAA said Wednesday its Global Ensemble Forecast System now features a Finite-Volume Cubed-Sphere or FV3 core that increases individual forecast input from 21 to 31 and boosts resolution, allowing for more accurate, detailed forecasts.

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NOAA’s Chi Kang on SD-WAN, Network Segmentation Benefits

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Chi Kang, deputy director for operations at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) cybersecurity division, has said that segmentation and software-defined, wide-area networking (SD-WAN) can support the implementation of zero-trust concepts. Kang said that SD-WAN has the capacity to ensure visibility and control across disparate networks and multiple endpoints.

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NOAA Sets up New Safety Systems Near Two Naval Facilities

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Navy have deployed two units of a system designed to support maritime safety near two certain naval facilities. A couple of Physical Oceanographic Real-Time Systems operate near Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay in Georgia and Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in New Hampshire, separately, NOAA said Thursday.

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Space Force, NOAA Operate Reassigned Weather Satellite System

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The U.S. Space Force and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have begun to jointly operate a weather satellite that has been reassigned for military use. The Electro-optical Infrared Weather System Geostationary (EWS-G1) satellite will collect space-based environmental data under a partnership between USSF and NOAA, Peterson Air Force Base said.

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NOAA Releases Strategies for Cloud, Data Initiatives

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has issued its data and cloud strategies aimed at improving the agency’s use of data to support related strategies in areas such as artificial intelligence and unmanned systems.

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NOAA’s Fisheries Unit Deploys ‘No-Code’ Approach to Project Mgmt

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) fisheries arm has implemented a project management concept enabling the administration's personnel to create resource-processing platforms without prior programming knowledge. NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service partnered with McLean, Va.-based information technology consulting firm M2 Strategy to develop a no-code management system.

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