NOAA Diver and Unit Diving Supervisor Brian Degan attaches an acoustic Doppler Velocimeter (ADV) arm to a tripod mount for an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) near Guayanilla, Puerto Rico. The data collected will be used to fine tune models that forecast how long corals take to recover from injuries caused by large scale disturbances.
NOAA Diver Ray Boland operating a stereo video system to measure fish sizes in the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (PMNM). The system captures two synchronized images that measure moving objects with a high degree of accuracy.
A new species of dragonet fish collected by NOAA Divers at a depth of 300 feet, Pioneer Bank, Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (PMNM). This was the deepest depth reached by NOAA Divers at the time of collection (September 2015).
This policy provides the Office of Marine and Aviation requirement that National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) diving documents are to be maintained within ‘Category 0300 – Diving’ of the Document Management System (DMS).