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NOAA to Fund 11 Coastal Resiliency Projects; Eileen Sobeck Comments

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded $8 million in grants to 11 projects across the country in an effort to establish resilient coastal ecosystems, communities and economies. The proposals aim to revive wetlands, marshes and floodplains, remove dams and unnecessary or unsafe infrastructures and restore coral reefs across the country, the agency said …

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Commerce Dept: NOAA Renames Weather Satellite GOES-16 After Entry Into Geostationary Orbit

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officially named its first geostationary weather satellite GOES-16 nearly 10 days after it launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida aboard a United Launch Alliance-built Atlas V rocket on Nov. 19. Lockheed Martin-built GOES-16, previously known as GOES-R, has started to move into its geostationary checkout orbit after the satellite …

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NASA’s Scatterometer Wraps Up Operations Aboard ISS

A NASA Earth science instrument has ended operations after a two-year mission to monitor ocean winds aboard the International Space Station. NASA said Monday the ISS-Rapid Scatterometer is designed to measure wind speed and direction over the ocean surface to help agencies forecast weather and monitor tropical cyclones. “The data from ISS-RapidScat …

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CBO: NOAA Effort to Capture Coronal Mass Ejections Would Cost $182M Through 2021

The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s future effort to capture imagery of coronal mass ejections would cost $182 million from 2017 to 2021. The Space Weather Research and Forecasting Act requires NOAA to capture images of earth-directed CMEs or the sun’s release of large quantities of matter …

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NASA Plans 6 Small Satellite Missions to Support Earth Science Research

NASA aims to launch six small satellite missions beginning this month to study Earth’s hurricanes, energy budget, aerosols and weather. The agency said Tuesday small satellites are often deployed as “secondary payload” aboard other missions’ rockets. The Radiometer Assessment using Vertically Aligned Nanotubes CubeSat will be launched this month to monitor changes in Earth’s energy budget …

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White House Announces 29 New Digital Tools Under Opportunity Project

The White House has unveiled 29 new digital tools from nonprofit organizations, companies and students that support national priorities as part of President Barack Obama’s Opportunity Project. The tools use federal and local data to address challenges identified by the departments of Labor, Transportation, Education, Housing and Urban Development, Agriculture and the Office of the Surgeon General, the …

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