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  • NOAA Ship Bell M. Shimada Underway
    Photo: Steve de Blois / NOAA

    The NOAA Ship Fleet

    Learn how NOAA research and survey ships support safe navigation, commerce, and resource management

  • NOAA Aircraft on the Ramp at AOC Oct 2013
    Photo: © Sean Michael Davis - used with permission

    The NOAA Aircraft Fleet

    Learn how NOAA aircraft support hurricane and flood forecasts, coastal mapping, and emergency response

  • 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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NOAA Lockheed WP-3D Orion N42RF Flight Deck During 24 Aug 2017 Hurricane Harvey Flight

NOAA Lockheed WP-3D Orion N42RF flight deck as seen during a flight into Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 24, 2017.


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News

NOAA Aircraft Operations Center Commanding Officer Captain Nancy Hann
September 1, 2017

NOAA Corps Capt. Nancy Hann has assumed command of the NOAA Aircraft Operations Center, home to the agency’s nine research, reconnaissance and survey aircraft.

NOAA Flight Director Mike Holmes aboard NOAA Hurricane Hunter
August 30, 2017

NOAA Hurricane Hunters flew around-the-clock to support Hurricane Harvey forecasts. NOAA aircraft are now supporting response efforts.

August 14, 2017

Capt. Michael Silah has been selected as the next director of the NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps and NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations

Pictured: (top row, left to right) Reciprocity Diver Adam Brynes, NOAA Diver Lt. Brian Elliot, (bottom, left to right) Reciproci
July 17, 2017

A team of NOAA divers from NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown serviced a series of buoys at Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

NOAA's Gulfstream IV-SP jet on the ramp in Lakeland, Florida
June 2, 2017

State-of-the-art facility in Lakeland ensures NOAA’s Aircraft Operations Center will continue to provide high-quality data about our environment, including severe weather.

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