Three NOAA ships recognized for responding to mariners in distress.
In fall of 2024 NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center, NOAA’s Uncrewed Systems Operations Center, their industry partner Exail and academic partner the University of Rhode Island Inner Space Center conducted field operations utilizing an uncrewed marine system.
On Dec. 5, U.S. Navy, on behalf of NOAA, has awarded $146,778,932 to Skanska USA, from New York, to design and build a new NOAA facility on Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island. This facility will eventually be the new home of NOAA’s Marine Operations Center – Atlantic.
It’s hard to do marine science without going underwater at some point. Missions like the 2023 Rainier Integrates Charting, Hydrography, And Reef Demographics (RICHARD) mission aboard NOAA Ship Rainier are an example of how the NOAA Diving Program supports our shipboard science.
NOAA Marine and Aviation Operations will hold hiring events in Mobile, Alabama, and New Orleans, Louisiana, in January to recruit professional mariners to work aboard NOAA’s ocean research ships.
Those who spend much of their time at sea know there are many perilous situations that can happen. Bad weather, mechanical problems, and injuries are challenging and all can contribute to larger problems.
As NOAA Ship Oscar Dyson set sail from Kodiak, Alaska to collect data in support of annual stock assessments this summer, it had a new data gathering partner onboard.
From July 17 to Aug. 4, 2023, a team of NOAA and industry uncrewed aircraft professionals conducted flight operations at Vandenberg Space Force Base in Lompoc, California, to expand the agency’s use of uncrewed aircraft to gather mission critical data.