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  1. 8.3.4C: Integrated Water Resources Adaptation and Mitigation Approaches in the Coastal Zone

    Release Date: 11-16-2011Open Date: 11-16-2011Due Date: 02-01-2012Close Date: 02-01-2012

    In recent years, water resource managers have become increasingly concerned about the amount of energy used, and therefore greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions generated, to provide water services (i.e., drinking water and waste water) to their consumers. At the same time, many utilities are faced with the potential for long-term climate change impacts on water quality, availability, and built infrastr ...

    SBIRPhase IDepartment of Commerce
  2. 8.3.5D: Environmental Baselines for Coral Reefs: SST, PAR And UV

    Release Date: 11-16-2011Open Date: 11-16-2011Due Date: 02-01-2012Close Date: 02-01-2012

    Coral reef ecosystems provide a number of essential ecological services that underpin industries such as tourism and fisheries, and are important for stabilizing and protecting coastlines and human infrastructure from wave energy. In the U.S., reefs generate over $18 billion in tourism and fishing. Climate change represents the gravest threat to coral reefs. Increasing stress arising from rapidl ...

    SBIRPhase IDepartment of Commerce
  3. 8.4: Weather-Ready Nation

    Release Date: 11-16-2011Open Date: 11-16-2011Due Date: 02-01-2012Close Date: 02-01-2012

    DOC SBIR NOAA 2012-1 Comprehensive Analysis of Lower Atmosphere for Support to Firefighting Probabilistic Tool for Improving Weather Decision Services Standardized Rip Current Forecasting and Dissemination Reducing Impact of Severe Space Weather on Global ...

    SBIRPhase IDepartment of Commerce
  4. 8.4.1W: Comprehensive Analysis of Lower Atmosphere for Support to Firefighting

    Release Date: 11-16-2011Open Date: 11-16-2011Due Date: 02-01-2012Close Date: 02-01-2012

    Wildfire-suppression costs are estimated at $3B per year, with additional costs for damage to property, infrastructure, health, and natural resources. More importantly, many firefighters and homeowners lose their lives during evacuations and when fires make unpredictable movements. Many researchers have focused on the surface conditions that affect fires, but there is increasing recognition that ...

    SBIRPhase IDepartment of Commerce
  5. 8.4.2W: Probabilistic Tool for Improving Weather Decision Services

    Release Date: 11-16-2011Open Date: 11-16-2011Due Date: 02-01-2012Close Date: 02-01-2012

    Goal #1 presented in the NWS Strategic Plan (2011) is to “Improve weather decision services for events that threaten lives and livelihoods.” This will involve an effective application of probabilistic forecast information to greatly benefit many areas of government and industry, to include firefighting, emergency management, commerce, energy planning, and agriculture (NRC 2006). One key to m ...

    SBIRPhase IDepartment of Commerce
  6. 8.4.3W: Standardized Rip Current Forecasting and Dissemination

    Release Date: 11-16-2011Open Date: 11-16-2011Due Date: 02-01-2012Close Date: 02-01-2012

    According to the U.S. Lifeguard Association, rip currents cause approximately 100 fatalities per year in the U.S. The NWS has enhanced its rip current program over the last several years by: - including rip current science and forecasting into training - developing a rip current awareness website (http://www.ripcurrents.noaa.gov) - designating a yearly rip current awareness week (first week of ...

    SBIRPhase IDepartment of Commerce
  7. 8.4.4W: Reducing Impact of Severe Space Weather on Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) Satellite Signal Users

    Release Date: 11-16-2011Open Date: 11-16-2011Due Date: 02-01-2012Close Date: 02-01-2012

    The Nation’s critical infrastructure and economy are increasingly dependent on high accuracy GPS positioning, navigation, and timing services. Severe space weather can result in degradation or disruption of the GPS signal which in turn can prevent dual-frequency GPS receivers from locking onto the GPS satellite signal and from determining position at all (denial of service). High latitudes such ...

    SBIRPhase IDepartment of Commerce
  8. 8.4.5D: Development of a Prototype Hyperspectral Microwave Sensor

    Release Date: 11-16-2011Open Date: 11-16-2011Due Date: 02-01-2012Close Date: 02-01-2012

    Modern passive microwave space-borne sensors have only a limited number of channels available, totaling anywhere between 5 and 30 channels. This limited number of channels has been shown to be insufficient to solve for the ill-posed nature of the inversion of the geophysical state from space-borne measurements. This is especially true for cases where cloud, rain and/or ice are present in the atmos ...

    SBIRPhase IDepartment of Commerce
  9. 8.4.6D: Low-Cost High Frequency Passive Microwave Radiometer for Ground Measurements

    Release Date: 11-16-2011Open Date: 11-16-2011Due Date: 02-01-2012Close Date: 02-01-2012

    Passive microwave sensors are key sensor payloads on many operational satellites, including those operated by NOAA and EUMETSAT – the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (AMSU) and the Microwave Humidity Sounder (MHS). Over the past decade, satellite-based high frequency measurements at and above 150 GHz (including those near the 183 GHz water vapor absorption band) have become extremely useful fo ...

    SBIRPhase IDepartment of Commerce
  10. 8.4.7D: Enhanced Geospatial Query Support for Oceanic Data Discovery

    Release Date: 11-16-2011Open Date: 11-16-2011Due Date: 02-01-2012Close Date: 02-01-2012

    This subtopic focuses on development of a web service to transform a rich textual description of a geographic area into a geospatial object such as a polygon or set of polygons. This new capability will greatly enhance ease of use as well as improve people’s success in locating geospatial data. The initial domain is oceanic geospatial data at the NOAA National Data Centers (Oceanographic, Geophy ...

    SBIRPhase IDepartment of Commerce
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