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Craig N. McLean, director of NOAA Research, to retire

Craig N. McLean, director of NOAA Research, to retire

Craig N. McLean, assistant administrator of NOAA Research, who began his NOAA career as a uniformed officer in the NOAA Corps four decades ago and rose to lead the agency’s research division and become a champion of ocean exploration, scientific integrity and science diplomacy, has announced his plan to retire from public service on April 1, 2022.

November 18, 2021 0 Comments
NOAA is looking for small businesses with big ideas

NOAA is looking for small businesses with big ideas

NOAA has a new funding opportunity for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, and it's looking for small businesses that are using innovative technology to tackle climate change, ocean health, weather and more. 

 

November 18, 2021 0 Comments
NOAA seeks applicants for 2022 urban heat island initiative

NOAA seeks applicants for 2022 urban heat island initiative

The campaigns involving community members and scientists will work to map the hottest areas of their communities to learn where action is needed to protect vulnerable populations now and in the future. 

November 17, 2021 0 Comments
Monitoring the atmosphere at the U.S.'s northernmost tip

Monitoring the atmosphere at the U.S.'s northernmost tip

For nearly 50 years, NOAA’s Barrow Atmospheric Baseline Observatory has provided a window on the world, producing a record of changes that have a profound global reach.

November 16, 2021 0 Comments
Why NOAA tracks water levels in the Great Lakes

Why NOAA tracks water levels in the Great Lakes

Millions of people rely on the Great Lakes for recreation, industry, and drinking water, and changing water levels can have positive or negative impacts on industries like tourism and transportation in the region. 

November 16, 2021 0 Comments
NOAA Ocean Exploration Meets Major Mapping Milestone

NOAA Ocean Exploration Meets Major Mapping Milestone

Two million square kilometers. Or 772,204 square miles. That’s more than one quarter the size of the contiguous United States. And it’s the area of seafloor mapped by NOAA Ocean Exploration using the modern, high-resolution multibeam sonar system aboard NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer since the ship was commissioned in 2008.

November 15, 2021 0 Comments
Atmospheric carbon dioxide rebounds as global pollution rates approach pre-Covid levels

Atmospheric carbon dioxide rebounds as global pollution rates approach pre-Covid levels

November 5, 2021 0 Comments
Meet Ko Barrett: NOAA's senior advisor for climate and IPCC vice-chair

Meet Ko Barrett: NOAA's senior advisor for climate and IPCC vice-chair

At the end of October, a small team of NOAA experts traveled to Glasgow, Scotland to attend the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), an international summit aimed at accelerating climate action across the globe. 

November 1, 2021 0 Comments
Urban areas across the U.S. are undercounting methane emissions, a new study shows

Urban areas across the U.S. are undercounting methane emissions, a new study shows

An eight-year study of Boston’s natural gas system has revealed that emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, are significantly higher than previously estimated.

October 28, 2021 0 Comments
Antarctic ozone hole is 13th largest on record and expected to persist into November

Antarctic ozone hole is 13th largest on record and expected to persist into November

This year’s ozone hole developed similarly to last year's: A colder than usual Southern Hemisphere winter lead to a deep and larger-than-average hole that will likely persist into November or early December. 

October 28, 2021 0 Comments
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