NOAA partners receive $14 million to enhance ocean and coastal observations through Investing in America agenda

two people standing up a high-frequency radar antenna on a beach.

Students from Rutgers University’s Masters in Operational Oceanography program installing a high-frequency radar antenna at Sandy Hook, NJ. This radar is part of the national high-frequency radar network in the MARACOOS region. There are more than 165 HFRs like this across the U.S., some of which are more than 24 years old. A portion of the funds from these awards will be used to update, upgrade, and modernize these critical observing assets. (Image credit: Hugh Roarty, Rutgers University.)

NOAA announced an investment of $14 million over two years through President Biden’s Investing in America agenda for the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) to support improved and enhanced observing systems for the coasts, oceans, and Great Lakes of the United States. Understanding current and historic ocean and Great Lakes conditions through high-quality, integrated datasets is essential to a sustainable economy working in and around the ocean, weather and climate forecasting and prediction, and preparing communities for changing conditions.

Read the full press release here, and read about the projects here!


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