The Department of Commerce and NOAA recently announced $16.7 million in funding across 12 awards to support the development of innovative new technologies and public-private partnerships focused on sustainability, equity, biodiversity and climate adaptation as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s Inflation Reduction Act. These awards are part of the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System’s Marine Life and Ocean Technology Transition programs.

“To tackle climate change nationwide, we have to better understand and manage our coasts,” said U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo. “These awards will advance new technologies needed to gain critical insights into the status and health of our coastal ecosystems.”

Read more about the 12 awards recommended for funding, including The Ocean Foundation’s work in the U.S. Caribbean.