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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 overhead view of an ROV deployment at night from NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer

A unique down-looking view of an ROV deployment at night from NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer. The underwater glow is created by the powerful lights on the Seirios camera sled


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News

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.

NOAA Ship Oscar Dyson and ice
April 29, 2016

Bering Sea cruise focuses on ribbon, spotted, bearded and ringed seals, which spend time on or around sea-ice this time of year.

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

OMAO 301

This policy provides the Office of Marine and Aviation requirement that National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) diving documents are to be maintained within ‘Category 0300 – Diving’ of the Document Management System (DMS).

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