During the expedition, scientists expect to conduct some 400 underwater visual surveys for reef fishes and habitat.
The primary mission objectives include the removal of derelict fishing gear and plastics as well as to study marine debris accumulation in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.
A NOAA hurricane hunter aircraft is battling North Atlantic winds to help improve satellite data.
Hawaii-based NOAA ship demonstrated "outstanding teamwork, safety of personnel, and mission dedication."
Flood imagery from specialized NOAA aircraft assists public and emergency managers.
The NOAA Hurricane Hunters investigated three tropical cyclones in October.
On Oct. 8, NOAA Ship Henry B. Bigelow rendered assistance to a commercial fishing vessel in the Atlantic.
Study will help inform decisions on how to plan and conduct decompression diving.
NOAA Ship Fairweather surveyed a 96-ft. World War II-era tugboat that sank in Alaska on Sept. 12.
NOAA Ship Henry B. Bigelow led the search for a single-engine private aircraft that went down with its pilot off Atlantic City, N.J., on Sept. 10.