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Meet NOAA Research’s new Assistant Administrator, Steven Thur, Ph.D. Meet NOAA Research’s new Assistant Administrator, Steven Thur, Ph.D.

Meet NOAA Research’s new Assistant Administrator, Steven Thur, Ph.D.

In October 2022, Steve Thur, Ph.D., a nationally recognized leader in coastal science and management, began his tenure as the Assistant Administrator for the NOAA Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (NOAA Research).

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NOAA SBIR helps small business find traction and long-term success NOAA SBIR helps small business find traction and long-term success

NOAA SBIR helps small business find traction and long-term success

Sometimes success comes with time and perseverance, but an early boost can make all the difference – especially when it comes to a small company’s chances of getting off the ground. 

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Path to recovery of ozone layer passes a significant milestone Path to recovery of ozone layer passes a significant milestone

Path to recovery of ozone layer passes a significant milestone

An annual analysis of air samples collected at remote sites around the globe that is tracking a continued decline in the atmospheric concentration of ozone-depleting substances shows the threat to the ozone layer...
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NOAA invests $5.9M in small businesses to advance innovative technologies NOAA invests $5.9M in small businesses to advance innovative technologies

NOAA invests $5.9M in small businesses to advance innovative technologies

The NOAA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program awarded approximately $5.9 million in Phase II SBIR grants to 12 small businesses. This seed funding will support research and development of innovative...
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Eruption highlights NOAA technological innovation Eruption highlights NOAA technological innovation

Eruption highlights NOAA technological innovation

When a volcano in the South Pacific Ocean erupted in January 2022, NOAA researchers were well-equipped to study the multi-hazard event by sky and by sea. Key technologies and strategic partnerships made it possible...
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Guam Sea Grant becomes an Institutional Sea Grant Program Guam Sea Grant becomes an Institutional Sea Grant Program

Guam Sea Grant becomes an Institutional Sea Grant Program

NOAA and Sea Grant are pleased to announce that Guam Sea Grant has achieved status as a Sea Grant Institutional Program, a designation of growth from the program’s previous Coherent Area Program status. The...
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Sarah Kapnick named NOAA chief scientist Sarah Kapnick named NOAA chief scientist

Sarah Kapnick named NOAA chief scientist

The Biden-Harris Administration named Sarah Kapnick, Ph.D., as NOAA’s chief scientist today. Kapnick will serve as the senior scientist for the agency, advancing policy and program direction for NOAA’s...
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Background ozone burdens Las Vegas’ air quality in spring Background ozone burdens Las Vegas’ air quality in spring

Background ozone burdens Las Vegas’ air quality in spring

High background levels of ozone pollution make it hard for Las Vegas and other southwestern cities to meet US air quality standards in spring, two NOAA studies find. But local pollution sources drive...
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NOAA Research's top 5 stories from 2021 NOAA Research's top 5 stories from 2021

NOAA Research's top 5 stories from 2021

Spectacular footage from inside a hurricane; a major ocean mapping milestone; new insights on the continued impacts of climate change, and much more  -- 2021 was a busy year for NOAA Research. As the year draws...
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