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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen partners with NOAA to explore climate changes in deep ocean water
As we’re breaking records for high temperatures around the globe and watching forest fires blaze across the Northwest, you can thank the planet’s oceans for saving us from even hotter temps. Because as humans have pumped carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, most of that additional energy has gone into the oceans, warming the water instead of the air.
NOAA teams with Paul G. Allen Philanthropies to expand deep ocean observations
September 7, 2017In a groundbreaking public-private partnership, Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul G. Allen and NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory will deploy a large array of new deep ocean floats to expand ocean observations in a key area of the western South Atlantic Ocean.
Seattle billionaire Paul Allen bankrolls deep ocean climate-change project
Seattle oceanographer Greg Johnson has been working for years to drum up support and funding for his “dream” project: A flotilla of aquatic robots to monitor the depths of the world’s oceans, where no light penetrates and crushing pressure would pulverize conventional instruments.
High-Tech ‘Saildrones’ To Help Predict El Niño, Collect Climate Data
Imagine being able to accurately predict extreme weather events such as hurricanes Harvey and Irma months in advance to better prepare those in their paths. Recently in San Francisco Bay, KPIX 5 caught a glimpse of such a future: a boat pulling two high-tech “saildrones” out to the Pacific.
NOAA Launches Drone Sailboats to Monitor El Nino
Two autonomous drone sailboats are ready to sail from Alameda on a six-month, eight thousand mile round trip to the equator. Paul Deanno reports.