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  • NOAA Ship Reuben Lasker underway in Alaska near glacier
    Photo: Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Skapin

    Sailing for Science

    NOAA Ship Reuben Lasker completes maiden scientific voyage

  • Head-on view of a NOAA Lockheed WP-3D Orion in flight
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    Hurricane Hunter!

    Learn how NOAA aircraft collect data vital to hurricane forecasts

  • 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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A NOAA Diver swims over a shipwreck site

NOAA Diver and maritime archaeologist Matt Lawrence surveys the remains of a shipwreck believed to be the steamship Acorn at Elbow Reef in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. 


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News

NOAA Ship Ferdinand R. Hassler, a hyrdographic survey vessel, gets underway near Norfolk, Va
July 8, 2016

We're hosting our first-ever InstaMeet! Apply now to attend a change-of-command ceremony and tour NOAA Ship Ferdinand R. Hassler on June 21.

Staging a Trawl Net for Deployment from NOAA Ship Oscar Dyson
May 25, 2016

NOAA research vessels use trawling for many of the agency's fisheries surveys every year, providing important data that have helped the U.S. become a model of sustainable fisheries. 

NOAA Ship Nancy Foster's Chief Engineer as Ship Enters Havana, Cuba
May 17, 2016

The Charleston, S.C.-based ship is the first U.S. Government vessel to visit Cuba since diplomatic relations were restored.

A NOAA WP-3D Orion aircraft on a snowy ramp in Greenland
May 13, 2016

"Miss Piggy" may be used to flying into hurricanes, but she is still in her element as she supports a NASA ice study in the Arctic.

NOAA's Gulfstream IV-SP jet on the ramp
May 6, 2016

Public and media are invited to tour NOAA and U.S. Air Force Reserve hurricane hunter aircraft May 16-20 at stops in Texas, Lousiana, Alabama, and Florida.

Documents

OMAO

The Safety Orientation Briefing Checklist can be used to create a boat-specific orientation checklist. Use of a checklist during each safety briefing is strongly encouraged.

OMAO

Highlights of NOAA Diving Program activities during the 2015 calendar year, including operations by units, NOAA diving statistics, and scientific publications featuring data collected by NOAA Divers. 

OMAO

Marine Operations Organization Chart (Updated 2016-07-08)

OMAO

NOAA stands for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. NOAA scientists study the skies and the oceans.

OMAO

The Small Boat Standards & Procedures Manual provides policy and guidance to enhance safety and promote operational readiness for small boats owned or operated by NOAA.

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