NOAA Climate Explorer nominated for a WEBBY award

INNOVIM is very proud to announce that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Explorer has been nominated for a WEBBY award in the Best Visual Design – Function category.

INNOVIM staff contribute to this site that helps you explore maps and graphs of historical and projected climate trends in your local area. It also allows you to view data by topics to see how climate change will impact things you care about (how much more it will cost you to ...

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Dr. Philip Ardanuy weighs in on weather satellite collaboration

In an interview with the Christian Science Monitor, INNOVIM’s Chief Science Officer, Dr. Philip Ardanuy, shared his thoughts on the benefits of a collaboration between the European and the U.S. weather satellites.

The European Space Agency and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) launch satellites at different times of the day, providing the equivalent of a 24-hour weather surveillance system.  This continuous surveillance helps provide a more accurate view of the impeding weather, and helps provide a more accurate forecast.

The ...

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INNOVIM Assists the 2017 FIRST Robotics Competition

The annual FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is an international high school robotics competition that gives students real-world engineering experience. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) has the mission “to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting Mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.”

Every year, the challenge ...

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INNOVIM Chief Science Officer Serving on Decadal Survey Panel

2017-2027 Decadal Survey for Earth Science and Applications from Space

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, led by the Space Studies Board, has organized the 2017-2027 Decadal Survey for Earth Science and Applications from Space (ESAS 2017) to help shape science priorities and guide agency investments into the next decadeESAS

The survey, sponsored by NASA, NOAA, and the USGS, is driven by input ...

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Employees In The INNOVIM Spotlight: Drew Pirring In The Front Row Helping NWS Achieve a Key Feature of its Strategic Plan

Immediately after Andrew (Drew) Pirring joined INNOVIM in 2015 he found himself directly supporting NOAA’s Hazard Simplification (Haz Simp) project and the government lead, Elliott Jacks (Chief of the Analyze, Forecast and Support Office (AFSO)). The “Haz Simp” project at the National Weather Service (NWS) office in Silver Spring, MD is developing improvements in public communication by clarifying and simplifying text and graphics associated with issuance of NWS Watch, Warning and Advisory (WWA) products.

Since Pirring joined the project, Haz Simp ...

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Dr. Philip Ardanuy, INNOVIM’s Chief Science Officer, selected to participate in the National Academies 2017-2027 Decadal Survey for Earth Science and Applications from Space (ESAS)

The 2017-2027 Decadal Survey for Earth Science and Applications from Space (ESAS 2017) will help shape science priorities and guide agency investments into the next decade. The survey, sponsored by NASA, NOAA, and the USGS, is driven by input from the scientific community and policy experts. It will develop a community-led assessment of the state of knowledge in the field; identify and prioritize questions for the next decade; provide recommendations for programmatic directions and explicit priorities ...

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INNOVIM Awarded OPSTECH Task Order for Developing and Managing National Weather Service AWIPS Engineering Drawings

INNOVIM will be providing Electro Mechanical Design and Drafting Engineering support to NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS) Configuration Management for Operational Systems branch under a recently awarded OPTECH task order.  The work will be performed at NWS headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland.  Under this task order INNOVIM will be assisting NWS in documenting the configurations of the Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) which will help NWS determine whether current baseline engineering drawings will be used as the starting point to ...

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New Work on NOAA Radar and Continuing EMRS Support

INNOVIM, a trusted NOAA provider, is pleased to announce that we have been awarded an OPSTECH task order for Radar Requirement Support to the National Weather Service (NWS) Analyze, Forecast and Support Office (AFSO). We will be providing Program Analyst and Subject Matter Expertise to collect field needs, provide expert analysis, and formulate functional requirements for current and future radar capabilities and surveillance systems. INNOVIM’s Program Analyst will participate in radar requirement exercises with federal partners including the Office of the Federal Coordinator for ...

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Improving Arctic Sea Ice Prediction at the NOAA Climate Prediction Center

INNOVIM employee Thomas W. Collow summarizes research he and colleagues are conducting at the NOAA Climate Prediction Center.

As we move deeper into the 21st century, the impacts of climate change have become more pronounced across the globe.  One region of increased interest is in the Arctic as numerous studies have pointed out that Arctic temperatures are warming at a faster rate than those further south.  A rapidly warming Arctic has led to a sharp decline in sea ice coverage over ...

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INNOVIM Takes on National Weather Service Weather Radio All Hazards and Space Management Support

INNOVIM has been awarded two new task orders on the NOAA National Weather Service (NWS) IDIQ OPSTECH vehicle. Under the first award, we will be supporting the NWS Weather Radio All Hazards program. On the second task, we will provide space management support to the Chief Financial Office/Chief Administration Office (CFO/CAO).

NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) is a 24×7 network, providing a single source for comprehensive weather and non-weather emergency information. INNOVIM will perform analyses of alternatives and technology trend evaluations leading to a ...

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