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SANTA FE – Los Alamos National Laboratory has won eight awards for technology and five for inventions from Silicon Valley-based magazine R&D World for the best innovations of the past year.

The inventions received special recognition prizes, including a Gold Award for Corporate Social Responsibility, a Gold Award for combating COVID-19, a Silver Award for Market Disruptor – Product, and Silver and Bronze Awards for Market Disruptor – Services, according to LANL. on Tuesday press release.

“With these eight technology awards and five special recognition awards, we see the wider community continue to recognize innovations from the Los Alamos National Laboratory,” Laboratory Director Thom Mason said in the press release. “The people behind these awards develop solutions to serious problems in the areas of big data, polar climate, national security and bio-threats.”

Known as the Oscars of Invention, the awards “honor the latest and greatest innovations and identify the cutting-edge technology products of the past year,” the press release said.

“Since 1978 Los Alamos has won more than 178 R&D 100 awards. The laboratory’s discoveries, developments, advances and inventions make the world a better and safer place, strengthen national security and improve national competitiveness, ”the press release said.

Among the awards the lab received was one for CICE.

“Sea ice is critical to moderating the global climate and polar ecosystems. Los Alamos leads the CICE consortium, an international group of stakeholders and code developers that is driving sea ice modeling in the public domain and providing state-of-the-art models for both short-term sea ice and weather forecasting and longer-term climate projections, “LANL said in its Press release.

CICE represents “the global standard for sea ice modeling across scales for scientific research, weather and ice forecasting, maritime operational planning and global climate projections”.

LANL co-led the joint entry with the Danish Meteorological Institute, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Institute of Oceanology – Polish Academy of Sciences, National Center for Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Naval Postgraduate School (Monterey, California), Naval Research Stennis Space Center Laboratory, University of Washington and University of Reading.

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