The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science passed their fiscal year (FY) 2017 bill by voice vote this week; it is responsible for funding the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Department of Commerce (including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; NOAA), and the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Tagged: Weather Forecasting
Arctic temperatures are rising and sea-ice is diminishing, yielding new challenges for all Arctic stakeholders. Distinguished panel speakers from a range of backgrounds spoke at the congressional briefing, “Technology Solutions in an Opening Arctic,” that was hosted by the Marine Technology Society, the House Oceans Caucus, and the Congressional Arctic Working Group.
Pew Charitable Trust, Pew Project on National Security, Energy and Climate, held a Capitol Hill briefing on our nation’s response to extreme weather. The speakers discussed trends in extreme weather over the past decade...
Concern over a potential gap in NOAA’s (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) weather data, caused by delay in launching a new geostationary satellite, led two subcommittees of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology to hold a a hearing titled, “An Overview of the Nation’s Weather Satellite Programs and Policies.”
What is it, how well can we predict it, and how will it impact us?
A decade ago Hurricane Katrina terrorized the Gulf Coast. What began as a tropical depression over the Bahamas quickly spun up into an unstoppable beast of wind and water that laid waste to parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
The storm is long gone, but Hurricane Katrina is still a disaster in Louisiana.
H.R. 208, Superstorm Sandy Relief and Disaster Loan Program Improvement Act of 2015, introduced in January by Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-NY), was passed by the House this week by voice vote.
Republicans urged National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to buy commercial space-based weather data in order to solve the potential data gap problem, which could last between three and eleven months.
The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation held a hearing that approved nine bills and several promotions within the U.S. Coast Guard. Included in the hearing were measures to reform ocean governance, climate change and pollution.