NOAA Emerging Technologies Workshop virtual

About NOAA's Emerging Technologies Workshop

Partnerships for Our Earth System Observing Enterprise

October 25-28, 2021

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Emerging Technologies Workshop (ETW) is an event showcasing the latest innovations designed to collect, analyze, and synthesize environmental data.

The 2021 virtual workshop highlighted a wide variety of innovative technologies. Workshop attendees represented all six NOAA Line Offices in addition to stakeholders from other federal agencies, academia, and the private sector. This event aimed to improve the impact of emerging technologies through the end-to-end processes of:

  • Discovery
  • Development, and
  • Deployment/Transition

NOAA Emerging Technologies Workshop

October 25-28, 2021

The workshop brought together partners from across NOAA and beyond to discuss challenges and solutions to meeting Administration priorities using observing technologies. For the 2021 workshop, the emerging technologies of interest were focused on monitoring and observing:


Extreme Weather

Fire Weather

Great Lakes & Oceans

Background: First held in 2016, the event aims to identify new technology with the potential to advance NOAA’s capabilities to monitor, assess, and predict the environment. The workshop features presentations and technical posters highlighting projects funded by NOAA and external stakeholders, representing academia, private industry, and other federal government agencies. The previous ETW, held in 2019, was a 2-day in-person event attended by nearly 400 people.

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The NOAA Emerging Technologies Workshop (ETW) is sponsored by the NOAA Observing Systems Council (NOSC), and the NOAA Science Council. It is overseen by the NOAA Observing Systems Committee (OSC) with support from the Office of Strategic Architecture and Advanced Planning (OSAAP) at NESDIS.

2019 NOAA Emerging Technologies Workshop Archive

2017 NOAA Emerging Technologies Workshop Archive

2016 NOAA Emerging Technologies Workshop Archive