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  • NOAA Ship Bell M. Shimada Underway
    Photo: Steve de Blois / NOAA

    The NOAA Ship Fleet

    Learn how NOAA research and survey ships support safe navigation, commerce, and resource management

  • NOAA Aircraft on the Ramp at AOC Oct 2013
    Photo: © Sean Michael Davis - used with permission

    The NOAA Aircraft Fleet

    Learn how NOAA aircraft support hurricane and flood forecasts, coastal mapping, and emergency response

  • NOAA Marine archaeologist Hans Van Tilburg examines the remains of shipwreck Dunnottar Castle
    Photo: Robert Schwemmer / NOAA

    Diving Deeper

    Learn about the NOAA Diving Program, which trains, certifies, and equips personnel to safely support underwater missions

OMAO administers the NOAA fleet of ships & aircraft and trains divers to safely facilitate Earth observation.

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Hurricane Matthew as Seen from NOAA WP-3D Orion

Hurricane Matthew as seen from NOAA Lockheed WP-3D Orion N43RF on Oct. 5, 2016.


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News

Scientists Megumi Oshima, Celeste Morris, and Field Party Chief Chrissy Stepongzi gather on the back deck of NOAA Ship Oregon II
November 15, 2016

The 170-ft., Pascagoula, Mississippi-based vessel is supporting a long-term scientific survey of southeastern U.S. fisheries.

NOAA Ship Henry B. Bigelow Passing Through Cape Cod Canal
November 10, 2016

The NOAA fisheries survey vessel met mission objectives and returned to its homeport ahead of schedule.

NOAA Lockheed WP-3D Orion with New Livery - October 2016
October 18, 2016

A tried-and-true NOAA Lockheed WP-3D "hurricane hunter" has received upgrades that make it even more robust and capable.

NOAA68 Surveys the Aftermath of Hurricane Matthew
October 11, 2016

As Hurricane Matthew moved along Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas, NOAA aviation and marine assets worked around-the-clock to support storm forecasts and response efforts.

NOAA G-IV Aircraft Studying Hurricane Matthew
October 5, 2016

The NOAA Hurricane Hunters and NASA Global Hawk are flying hurricane survey missions today to gather vital data on Hurricane Matthew.

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