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Projects listed below reflect past or current projects, grouped by fleet platform. Dates are based on the FY16 Fleet Allocation Plan.

Placement of projects on the timeline are approximate and do not necessarily reflect a project's exact start/end dates nor the schedule of a listed ship or aircraft. Clicking or hovering on a project reveals more information and a link to the project. Maintenance, repair, testing, training, and transit periods are not shown.

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  • 2016

Oscar Dyson

Ecosystems & Fisheries-Oceanography Coordinated Investigations
Walleye Pollock / Sanak Pre-spawing Survey
Ice-associated Seal Ecology
2016-04-02 to 2016-04-29
EcoFOCI Spring Mooring Cruise
EMA / FOCI Larval Groundfish Survey
Walleye Pollock Summer Survey (Bering Sea)
Acoustic Trawl Survey of Eastern Bering Sea Shelf


Coast Survey - Kodiak, Alaska
Integrated Ocean and Coastal Mapping - Olympic Coast
Integrated Ocean and Coastal Mapping - Olympic Coast
North Coast Kodiak Island Hydrographic Survey

Reuben Lasker

West Coast Marine Mammal Survey
2015-10-01 to 2015-11-09
California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations (Winter)
Spring Coastal Pelagics Species Survey
Juvenile Rockfish Survey
2016-04-26 to 2016-06-12
Summer California Current Ecosystem Survey

Nancy Foster

Mapping Essential Fish Habitat in Long Island Sound
Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite Ocean Calibration / Validation
Essential Fish Habitat Survey - Caribbean
Climate Impacts on Larval Atlantic Bluefin Tuna
Coral Reef Ecosystem Research
Southeast Regional Ecosystem Assessment

Thomas Jefferson

Coast Survey - Buzzard's Bay
Coast Survey - Approaches to Charleston, SC
Coast Survey - Chincoteague Inlet

Gordon Gunter

Ecosystem Monitoring Integrated Pelagic Survey of the Northeast U.S. Shelf
EPA Ocean Dredge Material Disposal Site Survey
North Atlantic Right Whale Survey
2016-04-10 to 2016-05-17
Spring Ecosystem Monitoring Survey
2016-05-21 to 2016-06-20
Southeast Mammal and Seabird Survey
2016-06-27 to 2016-07-15


Coast Survey - Southeast Alaska
Coast Survey - Southeast Alaska
South Kodiak Island Hydrographic Survey

Bell M. Shimada

Northern California Current Ecosystem Forecasting Survey
Pacific Hake Spawning Biomass Survey
Northern California Current Ecosystem Forecasting Survey
Northern California Current Ecosystem Forecasting Survey
Ocean Acidification Survey
California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations (Spring)
Patterns in Deep Sea Coral
Sanctuary Ecosystem Assessment Surveys (GFNMS and CBNMS)
Rockfish Recruitment and Ecosystem Assessment

Henry B. Bigelow

Autumn Bottom Trawl Survey
2015-10-07 to 2015-11-05
Gulf of Maine Harmful Algal Bloom Forecast Support Survey
Spring Bottom Trawl and Acoustic Survey
Spring Bottom Trawl and Acoustic Survey

Oregon II

Southeast Area Monitoring and Assessment Program Fall Shrimp / Bottomfish Survey
Experimental Longline Survey
2016-03-31 to 2016-04-21
SEAMAP Spring Plankton Survey
2016-04-29 to 2016-05-31
SEAMAP Summer Groundfish Survey
2016-06-07 to 2016-07-20


Caribbean Reef Fish Survey
2015-10-13 to 2015-11-24
SEAMAP Reef Fish Video Survey
2016-04-04 to 2016-06-06
U.S. South Atlantic Marine Protected Area Survey
2016-06-07 to 2016-06-22


Main Hawaiian Islands Bottomfish Fishery-Independent Survey
Marine Mammal, Water Quality, and Mesophotic Habitat Characterization
Hawaiian Monk Seal Population Assessment and Recovery
Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Biogeography Survey

Ferdinand R. Hassler

Coast Survey - Chesapeake Bay
Coast Survey - Chesapeake Bay
Coast Survey - Approaches to Wilmington, NC

Ronald H. Brown

Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) Buoy Array Maintenance
Tropical Atmosphere Ocean Buoy Service
Extended Continental Shelf Mapping (Kingman-Palmyra Atoll)
Tropical Atmosphere Ocean Array Maintenance
Eastern Tropical Pacific Nitrogen Fixation Research
West Coast Ocean Acidification Research
Ocean Observatories Initiative
2016-06-22 to 2016-07-08

Oscar Elton Sette

American Samoa Life History Bio-sampling
American Samoa Reef Fish Survey
2016-04-13 to 2016-05-31

Okeanos Explorer

2016-02-25 to 2016-09-11

Note: This information is provided for general information about current NOAA ship and aircraft projects. Project start and end dates are based on the FY16 Fleet Allocation Plan and are subject to change. They do not necessarily reflect actual ship and aircraft schedules.

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