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Partnerships for Our Earth System Observing Enterprise



About NOAA's Emerging Technologies Workshop



October 25-28, 2021


12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM (all days)

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 upcoming 2021 virtual workshop will highlight a wide variety of innovative technologies. Workshop attendees represent all six NOAA Line Offices in addition to stakeholders from other federal agencies, academia, and the private sector. This year’s event aims 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 will bring together partners from across NOAA and beyone to discuss challenges and solutions to meeting Administration priorities using observing technologies. For this year's workshop, the emerging technologies of interest are focused on monitoring and observing:

Climate Change

Weather & Water Extremes

Fire Weather & Drought

Oceans Ecosystems



Go to the ETW registration page

Registration is free. This event is open to employees and contractors working for any agency in the federal government. The workshop will be held virtually and spots are limited.


View the draft agenda

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 last ETW, held in 2019 virtual was a 2-day in-person event attended by nearly 400 people.

View the ETW One-pager



Questions or Inquiries
Agenda, Sessions, and Speakers
Contact Meredith Wagner

Questions or Inquiries
Attendance and Logistics
Email etw.logistics@noaa.gov


2019 Workshop Report


The 2019 NOAA Emerging Technologies Workshop Report consists of an overview of the materials presented during the 2019 ETW as well as key insights on workshop successes, challenges and next steps to grow and sustain the event. The report also contains an appendix of supplementary materials relevant to the 2019 ETW.

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