wins two Webby Awards and a People's Voice Award!

  • 28 April 2014
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NOAA was selected by the International Academy of the Digital Arts & Sciences to receive two Webby Awards in the "Government" and "Green" categories.  We also garnered a People's Voice Award in the "Green" category (placing second overall in the "Government" category).  

With 12,000 entries from all 50 US states and 60 plus countries and two millions votes in the Webby People’s Voice Awards, the 18th Annual Webby Awards was the biggest yet.

Just to have been nominated by the Academy in these categories was an honor.  To be selected as the best in class in both of these categories is doubly delightful.

It is a true testament to what we can accomplish together when we have cross-agency teamwork — world-class scientists working directly  with talented data visualizers, web developers, and science writers.




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