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Small Boat Program

Float Plan / Small Boat Inventory

Vessel Inventory Management System 

The Small Boat Program uses an online database to track NOAA's boat inventory. Access to the Vessel Inventory Management System (VIM) is limited to NOAA employees and NOAA contractors.If you operate a NOAA small boat, log into to the Vessel Inventory Management System. If you need login credentials, please contact LT Josh Fredrick at Outside requests may also be sent to:

There is a NOAA Small Boat Instructions for Vessel Inventory Management Database available for download. 

Float Plan - Vessel Operations Program

The Small Boat Program uses an online Float Plan system called Vessel Operations Program (VOP). Access to VOP is limited to Small Boat Operators, Vessel Operations Coordinators and other program stakeholders.  If you need login credentials, please contact LT Josh Fredrick at

Vessel Operations Reports

If you are not a small boat user and would like to view small boat metrics, log into the Vessel Inventory Reports site using your NOAA email and password.

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