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National Academy of Science honors NOAA's Kirk Bryan for pioneering ocean and climate science

National Academy of Science honors NOAA's Kirk Bryan for pioneering ocean and climate science

Former NOAA scientist Kirk Bryan, Ph.D, has been named winner of the 2023 National Academy of Science’s  Alexander Agassiz Medal for his pioneering work in oceanography and climate science. 

 

January 23, 2023 0 Comments
Montreal Protocol emerges as a powerful climate treaty

Montreal Protocol emerges as a powerful climate treaty

A new report from the U.N., which includes key scientific contributions from NOAA and international partners, confirms that the recovery of Earth’s protective ozone layer is on track, and that the Montreal Protocol, the international treaty that guides the phase-out of ozone-destroying chemicals, has had the additional benefit of slowing global warming.

January 12, 2023 0 Comments
DaNa Carlis named director of NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory

DaNa Carlis named director of NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory

DaNa L. Carlis, Ph.D., a research meteorologist and experienced scientific leader, has been named the director of NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) in Norman, Oklahoma. He will join the world’s preeminent research institution for observing and understanding severe thunderstorms and extreme weather on January 29. He is the first African American to be named a lab director in NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research.

January 11, 2023 0 Comments
Missions accomplished: research partnerships advance NOAA innovation

Missions accomplished: research partnerships advance NOAA innovation

Public-private partnerships are vital for bringing private sector innovation and agility to NOAA’s research and development efforts. One of the key tools in NOAA’s partnership toolkit is the CRADA, or Cooperative Research and Development Agreement.

December 22, 2022 0 Comments
NOAA Research's top accomplishments from 2022

NOAA Research's top accomplishments from 2022

Major hurricanes, intense wildfires, increasing concentrations of greenhouse gasses, deep sea discoveries, and more made 2022 an eventful year for NOAA Research. As we enter the final days of the year, we’re taking a look back at some of our biggest accomplishments from the last 12 months. 

December 20, 2022 0 Comments
NOAA issues FY23 call for Phase I SBIR proposals

NOAA issues FY23 call for Phase I SBIR proposals

On December 2, 2022 the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued its Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Phase I Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. NOAA Phase I SBIR awards provide up to $175,000, which funds a six month period of performance for conducting feasibility and proof of concept research. The tentative award start date for the FY23 competition is August 1, 2023.

December 2, 2022 0 Comments
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).

November 14, 2022 0 Comments
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. 

November 9, 2022 0 Comments
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 receding below a significant milestone in 2022, NOAA scientists have announced. 

August 24, 2022 0 Comments
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 technologies in the NOAA mission space. The winning proposals represent projects across multiple research topic areas, which include Blue Economy, ‘Omics, Artificial Intelligence, Uncrewed Systems, and Citizen Science & STEM Education.

August 8, 2022 0 Comments
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