Tag Archives: NOAA

NOAA Lays Out Plan for Recommended Geo-XO Satellite Constellation; Pam Sullivan Quoted

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has recommended operating three satellites over the U.S. as part of the proposed Geostationary and Extended Orbits satellite constellation. “The approximate investment that would be needed for the Geo-XO constellation is that GOES-R $12 billion number inflated to the Geo-XO timeframe,” Pam Sullivan, GOES-R system program director, said Monday during the virtual American Meteorological Society meeting.

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NOAA Partners With Nonprofit to Support Ocean Research, Protection

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The Ocean Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting ocean environments, will work with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to address a range of issues affecting the waters. NOAA said Tuesday it agreed to help the nonprofit study how ocean acidification and climate change affect coasts and oceans.

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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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Dewberry Enters Mentor/Protégé Relationship with GKY Under SBA Program; Phil Thiel Quoted

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Dewberry has entered into a formal mentor/protégé relationship with GKY,  a national leader in water resources engineering, under the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Mentor/Protégé Program, Dewberry reported on Thursday. The program will run for a duration of three years and be complete in 2023. 

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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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Dewberry Names Jay Harper, Former FEMA Senior Advisor, VP & BD Director

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Dewberry has appointed Jay Harper, former senior advisor to the administrator with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as a vice president and business development director in the company’s federal group, Dewberry reported on Tuesday. In his new role with Dewberry, Harper will work alongside the firm’s federal executives and coordinate with clients across the federal market.

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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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