The 170-ft., Pascagoula, Mississippi-based vessel is supporting a long-term scientific survey of southeastern U.S. fisheries.
The NOAA fisheries survey vessel met mission objectives and returned to its homeport ahead of schedule.
A tried-and-true NOAA Lockheed WP-3D "hurricane hunter" has received upgrades that make it even more robust and capable.
As Hurricane Matthew moved along Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas, NOAA aviation and marine assets worked around-the-clock to support storm forecasts and response efforts.
The NOAA Hurricane Hunters and NASA Global Hawk are flying hurricane survey missions today to gather vital data on Hurricane Matthew.
NOAA Ship Hi'ialakai has just returned to port from a 33-day mission to the French Frigate Shoals, the largest atoll in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.
On Sept. 22, scientist Frank Marks and hurricane hunter pilot Cmdr. Justin Kibbey from NOAA's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory answered questions about hurricane hunting.
NOAA Ship Rainier recently arrived in Uganik Bay, off of northwest Kodiak Island, to complete hydrographic survey operations in Uganik Passage and Uganik Bay.
NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette embarked on Sept. 6 on a scientific expedition to the west coast of Hawaii Island to study the marine ecosystem.