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Image Licensing & Usage Info

NOAA still images, audio files and video generally are not copyrighted. You may use this material for educational or informational purposes, including photo collections, textbooks, public exhibits, computer graphical simulations and webpages. This general permission extends to personal webpages.

This general permission does not extend to use of the NOAA emblem (logo). The NOAA emblem may not be used by persons who are not NOAA employees or on products (including webpages) that are not NOAA-sponsored without written consent from NOAA.

If the NOAA material is to be used for commercial purposes, especially including advertisements, it must not explicitly or implicitly convey NOAA's endorsement of commercial goods or services. If a NOAA image includes an identifiable person, using the image for commercial purposes may infringe that person's right of privacy or publicity, and permission should be obtained from the person.

OMAO occasionally uses copyrighted material by permission on its website. Those images will be marked copyright with the name of the copyright holder. OMAO use does not convey any rights to others to use the same material. Those wishing to use copyrighted material must contact the copyright holder directly.