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NOAA, Energy Department announce competition to power ocean-observing platforms with renewable energy

Tue, 2019-09-17 23:00
Today, NOAA, along with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), announced a $3 million prize competition to generate innovation in marine renewable energy-powered ocean observing platforms. The Powering the Blue Economy™ Ocean Observing Prize will draw upon American innovators to accelerate technology development through a series of contests to demonstrate renewable energy-powered ocean observing platforms.

NOAA, AMS, EUMETSAT to host major international satellite conference

Mon, 2019-09-16 23:00
Reporters will have the opportunity to interview NOAA officials and others as top leaders and data users of the world’s most advanced weather satellite systems meet in Boston, Sept. 30 to Oct. 4, for the international 2019 Joint Satellite Conference. The event will highlight satellite science, technology and innovation.

Summer 2019 was hottest on record for Northern Hemisphere

Sun, 2019-09-15 23:00
Scorching temperatures around the world last month tied August 2019 as the second-hottest August on record and capped off the hottest Northern Hemisphere summer (June through August), tied with 2016. The heat also impacted Arctic sea ice coverage, shrinking it to the second smallest for the month on record.