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Sunday, April 30, 2017
 
NOAA Big Data Project at Work

Friday, April 21, 2017

NOAA Big Data Project at Work

 

Man Overboard Rescue Device Developed by NOAA

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Man Overboard Rescue Device Developed by NOAA

Recovering an unresponsive person in the water and bringing them aboard a vessel has been a longstanding problem in marine safety and training. Until now. A new invention from the Northeast Fisheries Science Center's Milford Laboratory looks like a practical and effective tool for saving lives at sea.
Novel, Inexpensive Temperature Sensor Unlocks Coral Monitoring Challenge

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Novel, Inexpensive Temperature Sensor Unlocks Coral Monitoring Challenge

Warm ocean water can be a killer for coral reefs, and AOML recently developed a new inexpensive sensor to drastically improve our ability to measure and monitor changing temperatures on reefs at an unprecedented scale.  The low cost sea temperature sensor, known as InSituSea, costs roughly $10 in parts to produce while providing high accuracy (0.05-0.1 C) in measurement. With a production cost that is 10% of an off-the-shelf temperature sensor, colleagues have expressed strong interest in deploying the InSituSea sea temperature sensor at coral reefs around the world.  
NOAA SBIR Tutorials Available!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

NOAA SBIR Tutorials Available!

Man Overboard Recovery Device (U.S. Patent Pending)

Monday, March 6, 2017

Man Overboard Recovery Device (U.S. Patent Pending)

The NOAA Man Overboard Device allows a single rescuer to attach a lifting harness to an unresponsive victim who is unable to assist in their own rescue.  That is the most significant advantage that our device has over existing rescue devices. Our device does not require the rescuer to enter the water to assist the victim. I feel that any vessel equipped with both a Life Sling and our device can recover an MOB in almost any situation. 

Deepwater Lionfish Trap

Monday, March 6, 2017

Deepwater Lionfish Trap

NOAA scientists have developed two new trap designs that can target invasive lionfish in deep water and reduce negative effects on native species that are ecologically, recreationally, or commercially important. 
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