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  1. 9.1: Blue Economy

    Release Date: 10-15-2020Open Date: 10-15-2020Due Date: 01-13-2021Close Date: 01-13-2021

    Background NOAA enables growth in the American Blue Economy, with seaports alone supporting $5.4 trillion in economic activity, helping offer new sources of growth, jobs, and innovation. Marine aquaculture (or farmed seafood) is vital for supporting our nation’s seafood production, year-round jobs, rebuilding protected species and habitats, and enhancing coastal resilience. Improving marine t ...

    SBIRPhase IDepartment of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  2. 9.2: Omics

    Release Date: 10-15-2020Open Date: 10-15-2020Due Date: 01-13-2021Close Date: 01-13-2021

    Background Techniques such as high-throughput DNA sequencing and subsequent bioinformatics analyses can aid national priorities including: fisheries management, aquaculture development, food and water safety, species and habitat conservation, seafood consumer protection, and natural products discovery. Advances in these ‘omics methodologies can improve the ability to monitor and understand the ...

    SBIRPhase IDepartment of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  3. 9.3: Artificial Intelligence (AI)

    Release Date: 10-15-2020Open Date: 10-15-2020Due Date: 01-13-2021Close Date: 01-13-2021

    Background The application of AI, including machine learning (ML), has already demonstrated significant advances in research and development, with subsequent improvements in performance at greatly reduced costs and compute time for various NOAA mission areas, such as deep-sea exploration, habitat characterization, fisheries assessments, environmental modeling, and interpretation of earth science ...

    SBIRPhase IDepartment of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  4. 9.4: Uncrewed Systems

    Release Date: 10-15-2020Open Date: 10-15-2020Due Date: 01-13-2021Close Date: 01-13-2021

    Background The recent rapid expansion in availability of UxS, fueled in part by NOAA scientists and discoveries, has brought a corresponding increase in their innovative use as a force multiplier for many NOAA programs—augmenting data collection often at lower cost, increased safety, and reduced risk, especially in remote or extreme environments. Examples include hydrographic and habitat mappin ...

    SBIRPhase IDepartment of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  5. 9.5: Citizen Science and STEM Education

    Release Date: 10-15-2020Open Date: 10-15-2020Due Date: 01-13-2021Close Date: 01-13-2021

    Background The NOAA Office of Education has the vision of an informed society that uses ocean, coastal, Great Lakes, weather, and climate science to make the best social, economic, and environmental decisions. Citizen science also has a rich history within NOAA. Volunteer observations have helped inform our Nation’s prediction and management of weather, oceans and coasts for over a century. Th ...

    SBIRPhase IDepartment of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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