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Technology Transfer Partnership Opportunities

The USGS encourages technology transfer and use of its research developments and technologies by the private sector. As part of technology transfer, the USGS is interested in forming collaborative partnerships, such as Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs), with interested participants. The following are USGS research projects offering an opportunity for partnerships between the private sector and USGS:

USGS is Seeking CRADA Partners to Develop a Methodology for Evaluating Methane Resources associated with Active and Abandoned Coal Mines.

USGS is seeking potential collaborators from government organizations, academia and industry to advance the science and engineering of methane accumulation, atmospheric release, and potential for capture and utilization at active and abandoned underground coal mines. The research study will include application of state-of-the-art scientific and engineering methods, along with existing geologic, engineering and monitoring data for assessing methane accumulation and emissions in selected representative active and abandoned room-and-pillar and longwall coal mines. The project’s ultimate goal will be to develop a robust geological and engineering natural gas resource assessment methodology that is applicable to evaluate the potential recoverable gas resources from all active and abandoned underground (or surface) coal mines. Interested parties must be willing to execute a CRADA with the USGS. For more information, contact: V. Michelle Chenault, Ph.D., USGS Technology Transfer Officer, by email: vchenault@usgs.gov.

USGS is Seeking CRADA Partners to Improve Acoustic Telemetry Receivers.

USGS is seeking potential collaborators with expertise in advancing current state-of-the art acoustic telemetry receivers. The projectís focus will be improvement of commercially available receivers that can be used to achieve a global approach to monitoring fish behavior. The research objective is to facilitate real-time reporting of information to allow in-season management of water conveyance operations and fish protection strategies. Interested parties must be willing to execute a CRADA with USGS. For more information, contact: V. Michelle Chenault, Ph.D., USGS Technology Transfer Officer, by email: vchenault@usgs.gov.

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