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2018 a strong, successful year for U.S. fishermen and seafood sector

Fri, 2020-02-21 00:00
In 2018, U.S. fishermen landed 9.4 billion pounds of fish valued at $5.6 billion at ports around the nation—consistently high figures on par with recent years, which bring economic benefits up and down the seafood supply chain, according to an annual report released today by NOAA Fisheries.

3 NOAA employees recognized at the 2020 Black Engineer of the Year Awards

Fri, 2020-02-21 00:00
Three NOAA employees were recognized at the annual Black Engineer of the Year Awardsoffsite link (BEYA) Global Competitiveness Conference, which was held February 13-15, 2020, in Washington, D.C. These awards recognize significant achievement in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

NOAA to announce annual report of U.S. seafood and fishing trends February 21

Thu, 2020-02-20 00:00
On Friday, February 21, NOAA Fisheries will hold a media teleconference to discuss findings from the Fisheries of the U.S. 2018 report (the latest fishing year for which extensive data is available).

U.S. to triple operational weather and climate supercomputing capacity

Thu, 2020-02-20 00:00
The United States is reclaiming a global top spot in high-performance computing to support weather and climate forecasts. NOAA, part of the Department of Commerce, today announced a significant upgrade to computing capacity, storage space, and interconnect speed of its Weather and Climate Operational Supercomputing System. This upgrade keeps the agency’s supercomputing capacity on par with other leading weather forecast centers around the world.

Come to NOAA’s Open House and explore your world

Tue, 2020-02-18 00:00
Experience hurricane-force winds, launch a satellite, learn how clouds form, dive into an underwater park, build a boat, sniff out seafood quality, and more at the annual NOAA Open House. NOAA turns 50 this year, so come help us celebrate!   

Lessons from Rear Admiral Evelyn Fields

Tue, 2020-02-18 00:00
For NOAA’s 50th anniversary, we are interviewing NOAA Legends: people of color who were “firsts” in NOAA science. Our history is rich with unique stories and experiences of staff from all kinds of cultures and backgrounds - some shared, some very distinct, and many of these stories stretch back before NOAA’s creation. These interviews help us tell the stories behind the motivations, challenges and defining moments these unsung heroes experienced to support NOAA’s mission.