Tag Archives: NOAA

Ahtna Infrastructure & Technologies Receives $18M Contract to Rebuild NOAA’s Ketchikan, Alaska Port Facility; Gina M. Raimondo Quoted

National Oceanic

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded an $18 million contract to Ahtna Infrastructure & Technologies to rebuild and revitalize its port facility in Ketchikan, Alaska. Upon completion of this project in Dec. 2022, NOAA will have a fully functioning homeport in Alaska capable of supporting Ketchikan-based NOAA Ship Fairweather and other visiting NOAA and government vessels. 

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NASA Selects L3Harris For Next-Gen Weather Satellite Development; Edward Zoiss Quoted

Edward Zoiss

L3Harris Technologies announced on Monday that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has selected the company to develop a concept for next-generation geostationary weather imagers. The concept aims to help advance future severe weather tracking, forecasting and other Earth observations. L3Harris has strong experience in developing similar weather sensors. 

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NOAA Modernizing Global Forecast System With Wave Model Integration; Vijay Tallapragada Quoted

National Oceanic

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is working to enhance the Global Forecast System weather model in an effort to improve U.S. weather forecasting. NOAA expects the combination to consolidate weather and wave forecasts, streamlining operations at the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP). NOAA's current weather forecast model will combine with the WaveWatchIII. 

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NASA Appoints Leaders to Senior Agency Positions

NASA Senior Agency

NASA has appointed new leadership to senior agency positions. Of the appointments, Bhavya Lal will serve as acting chief of staff. Lal will also be the senior advisor for budget and finance at NASA. Lal has deep experience in engineering and space technology, previously serving as a member of the research staff at the Institute for Defense Analyses and Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI) before joining the agency. 

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

Next Generation

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

National Oceanic

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

Data Management

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

Phil Thiel

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

NOAA

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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