Tag Archives: NOAA

NOAA Allots $171M for Climate Change Mitigation Projects; Administrator Rick Spinrad Quoted

Rick Spinrad

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has invested a combined amount of $171 million in 72 projects that aim to address the effects of climate change. NOAA said Tuesday that it issued grants to fund these projects that universities, research institutions and government-partnered entities will work on over the next five years.

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NOAA to Back Ocean Observing Tech Development Efforts Under 11 Cooperative Agreements; Carl Gouldman Quoted

Carl Gouldman

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has entered into five-year cooperative agreements with 11 federally certified Integrated Ocean Observing System regional associations to develop observing technologies that could be used to predict changes in ocean and climate, drive environmental stewardship and support coastal disaster preparation and response efforts.

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ISS Secures NOAA Professional Services Contract for National Ocean Service Support

NOAA Contract Award

Integrated Systems Solutions has received a three-year contract from NOAA to provide the offices within its National Ocean Service headquarters with administrative and management support services. ISS will help NOS address coastal area threats as well as promote place-based conservation and coastal resilience and intelligence.

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NOAA Creates Council to Tackle Climate Issues; Administrator Rick Spinrad Quoted

Rick Spinrad

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has established a new council that will help the agency's administrator address the climate crisis. NOAA said Wednesday that its Climate Council, which consists of senior leaders in the agency, will apply NOAA’s services to support environmental mitigation efforts across the nation, including the most climate-vulnerable communities.

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NOAA Eyes Use of Small Satellites for Weather Forecasts; Greg Mandt Quoted

Polar-Orbiting Satellites

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is looking to deploy a constellation of small satellites for weather forecast activities in the future. NOAA considers using small polar-orbiting satellites for the agency's next constellation, instead of traditional large spacecraft like the existing Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS).

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Senate Approves Richard Spinrad’s NOAA Administrator Nomination; Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Quoted

Rick Spinrad

The Senate confirmed Richard Spinrad, a professor of oceanography at Oregon State University, as the 11th administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Spinrad's appointment will mark his return to the agency where he previously served as chief scientist and assistant administrator for research, ocean services and coastal management.

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Stephen Volz on NOAA’s Portfolio Approach to Earth-Observation Mission

Stephen Volz

Stephen Volz, assistant administrator for National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service (NESDIS) at NOAA, said NESDIS is adopting an approach where a satellite is built while taking into account other satellite constellations and how the systems work together. Volz explained that a portfolio approach to the Earth-observation mission is aimed at helping the agency "have the best mix and match of instruments and observations in the coming years."

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NOAA’s Growing AI Use Prompts Larger Data Storage Need; Jamese Sims Quoted

National Oceanic

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has been housing larger amounts of data as it continues to employ artificial intelligence to inform weather forecasts. Jamese Sims, NOAA's senior science adviser for AI, said the agency uses the technology to set physical parameters for prediction models and analyze associated errors.

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KBR Secures $51.2M NOAA Contract to Monitor Space Weather; Byron Bright Quoted

Byron Bright

KBR announced on Thursday that it has been awarded a five-year $51.2 million contract from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to deploy, develop and operate the agency's Space Weather Follow-On (SWFO) Antenna Network. The contract work will deliver accurate forecasts of space weather, protecting lives and livelihoods worldwide.

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NOAA Aims to Expand AI Tech Adoption; Sid-Ahmed Boukabara Quoted

Artificial Intelligence

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration aims to increase artificial intelligence-related research coordination and partnership efforts through its own virtual AI hub. NOAA intends for its AI center to serve as a data resource that government personnel and the general public can access for purposes such as algorithm and application development. 

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