NOAA and Microsoft partner for climate change research

December 3 2022

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) inked a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with Microsoft for climate change research with Azure. Using Azure, Microsoft will support modeling in NOAA’s Earth Prediction Innovation Center, use machine learning for climate models, integrate Microsoft tools for data collection and processing, and create searchable catalogues of weather data.

“We are excited about the potential of partnering NOAA’s environmental intelligence with Microsoft’s cloud computing in hopes of amplifying NOAA’s ability to predict climate, weather and ocean changes,” stated Rick Spinrad, NOAA Administrator. 

“Microsoft Azure Artificial Intelligence and high performance computing capabilities can help NOAA accelerate critical research and foster innovative approaches to mitigate the risk of climate change,” added Rick Wagner, president, Microsoft Federal, in a statement.

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