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NOAA's Office of Marine and Aviation Operations (OMAO) manages and operates NOAA's fleet of ships and aircraft. Comprised of civilians and officers of the NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps, OMAO also manages the NOAA Diving Program and the NOAA Small Boat Program.

Office of Marine and Aviation Operations Headquarters

Office of Marine and Aviation Operations
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
8403 Colesville Road, Suite 500
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282
United States
Front Desk: 1-301-713-1045

OMAO Operating Units

Visit the pages below for contact information for each OMAO operating unit:

Aircraft Operations

Marine (Ship) Operations

NOAA Diving Program

NOAA Small Boat Program

NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps

NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations Public Affairs contact: Jonathan Shannon (863-267-1867). For a list of other NOAA public affairs contacts, please visit:

General NOAA Resources

Frequently requested NOAA resources, including contact information for other NOAA offices, may be found on the main NOAA website ( at

Employment Information

To learn about career opportunities with OMAO, including NOAA professional mariner jobs, please visit:

Website Comments and Questions

Please send any comments or questions regarding to the OMAO Webmaster at Please do not include any personally identifiable information or attachments.

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