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NSF lends supercomputing help to oil spill

One the world's largest supercomputers is being used to forecast, in 3D, how BP's massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill will affect coastal areas. Blue Waters Program director Irene Qualters explains how it works.

Thursday - 06/03/2010, 09:40am EDT
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NOAA Ocean Observing System Improves Safety and Efficiency of Ships

A new ocean observing system from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration now offers mariners free real-time information on water level, wind, and weather conditions for the Sabine-Neches Waterway of Beaumont and Port Arthur, Texas. The so-called PORTS system provides observations of tides, currents, water and air temperature, barometric pressure, and wind speed, gusts and direction through an easy-to-use Web portal and by phone. NOAA officials say the system will significantly reduce the risk of vessel groundings and increase the amount of cargo moved though the waterway by enabling mariners to safely use nearly every inch of a channel. The system also allows big ships to time their arrivals and departures more efficiently. There are 19 such other PORTS systems located throughout the nation. A new ocean observing system from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration now offers mariners free real-time information on water level, wind, and weather conditions for the Sabine-Neches Waterway of Beaumont and Port Arthur, Texas. The so-called PORTS system provides observations of tides, currents, water and air temperature, barometric pressure, and wind speed, gusts and direction through an easy-to-use Web portal and by phone. NOAA officials say the system will significantly reduce the risk of vessel groundings and increase the amount of cargo moved though the waterway by enabling mariners to safely use nearly every inch of a channel. The system also allows big ships to time their arrivals and departures more efficiently. There are 19 such other PORTS systems located throughout the nation.

Monday - 05/31/2010, 11:49pm EDT

Using satellite technology to save lives

NASA and its partners are making an effort to save both time and lives with new technology.

Saturday - 05/29/2010, 12:36pm EDT

NOAA works to map an earth in motion

NOAA's National Geodetic Survey - the official U.S. government source for determining precise latitude, longitude and elevation - is undergoing a modernization effort that takes into account advances in GPS and other technologies. chief geodesist at NOAA, Dr. Dru Smith, tells us where we are with that.

Friday - 05/21/2010, 09:50am EDT
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NOAA program helping with Gulf oil spill

A new satellite imagery program -- not quite ready for launch -- has been put to the test since the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Tuesday - 05/11/2010, 06:00am EDT

NOAA GOES-13 Satellite

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's GOES-13 spacecraft has become the official GOES-EAST satellite, now perched some 22,300 miles above the equator; a prime location to spot potentially life-threatening weather affecting the eastern half of the nation, including tropical storm activity in the Atlantic or the Gulf of Mexico. NOAA officials say, just in time for the 2010 hurricane season, they now have one of the newest and most technologically advanced satellites closely tracking storms - from when they develop to when they dissipate. The GOES-13 satellite replaced GOES-12, which NOAA is shifting to provide coverage for South America, as part of the Global Earth Observation System. GOES-13, launched in May 2006, is the first of three new NOAA geostationary environmental satellites in orbit.

Monday - 04/19/2010, 11:26am EDT

Where the Money Will Go

Kevin Plexico
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February 9th, 2009

Monday - 02/09/2009, 11:42am EST

GSA demonstrating green technologies

Small scale energy efficiency projects show what can be done

Wednesday - 12/10/2008, 07:16am EST

GSA demonstrating green technologies

Small scale energy efficiency projects show what can be done

Wednesday - 12/10/2008, 07:16am EST

Agencies grasp onto IT optimization

Several contracts on way to help consolidate, standardize

Thursday - 11/20/2008, 07:12am EST

Agencies grasp onto IT optimization

Several contracts on way to help consolidate, standardize

Thursday - 11/20/2008, 07:12am EST

NOAA details plans to update fleet

Thursday - 10/23/2008, 12:56pm EDT
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