The NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps will be holding a unique opportunity for licensed pilots to apply for a direct-to-flight career pathway into the NOAA Corps.
How did you hear about the NOAA Corps?
As we celebrate Women's History Month, learn about Pamela Chelgren's journey as the first female officer in the NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps in this profile.
The NOAA Uncrewed Systems Operations Center has selected nine projects that use private-sector operated uncrewed marine systems in an innovative partnership to collect data for NOAA missions. In total, $7.5 million will be allocated in fiscal year 2023.
Uncrewed systems can serve a unique role as companion to traditional crewed methods and allow NOAA to efficiently gather data that was not always accessible before.
At NOAA, we are always looking for the safest and most efficient way to collect the data we need. These days, innovative technology plays a big part in that. The NOAA Uncrewed Systems Operations Center was recently established to facilitate the agency’s acquisition and use of uncrewed systems to collect environmental data in the air and in the water.
NOAA Corps recruiters will be attending the events listed below in 2023. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for details as the event approaches.
Feb. 8 - Boise State Career Fair, Boise, ID, 1000-1400
Feb. 14 - Alabama A&M University Virtual Fair, Virtual, 1100-1500
Feb. 14-16 - Oceanology International, San Diego, CA, 1000-1600
Feb 14 - Colorado State University Career Fair, Fort Collins, CO, 1030-1530
In this NOAA Corps officer profile, we catch up with NOAA Twin Otter pilot Ensign Sarah Cozart, who is currently assigned to the NOAA Aircraft Operations Center in Lakeland, Florida.
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The NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations deployed its Gulfstream IV-SP research jet to Hawaii in December to gather data on atmospheric rivers to help forecasters and water managers on the West Coast.
During the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season, NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft flew more than 582 mission hours to collect atmospheric data that is critical to hurricane forecasting and research, passing through the eye of a hurricane 65 times and deploying over 1,700 scientific instruments.
After a significant Lake Erie lake effect snow event, a NOAA King Air 350CER flew several surveys on Nov. 22 and 23 near Buffalo in western New York. These missions were tasked to measure snow water equivalent and determine flooding risk in case of a rapid melting event.