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  • NOAA Ship Bell M. Shimada Underway
    Photo: Steve de Blois / NOAA

    The NOAA Ship Fleet

    Learn how NOAA research and survey ships support safe navigation, commerce, and resource management

  • NOAA Aircraft on the Ramp at AOC Oct 2013
    Photo: © Sean Michael Davis - used with permission

    The NOAA Aircraft Fleet

    Learn how NOAA aircraft support hurricane and flood forecasts, coastal mapping, and emergency response

  • NOAA Marine archaeologist Hans Van Tilburg examines the remains of shipwreck Dunnottar Castle
    Photo: Robert Schwemmer / NOAA

    Diving Deeper

    Learn about the NOAA Diving Program, which trains, certifies, and equips personnel to safely support underwater missions

OMAO administers the NOAA fleet of ships & aircraft and trains divers to safely facilitate Earth observation.

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Hurricane Matthew as Seen from NOAA WP-3D Orion

Hurricane Matthew as seen from NOAA Lockheed WP-3D Orion N43RF on Oct. 5, 2016.


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News

NOAA's Gulfstream IV-SP jet on the ramp in Lakeland, Florida
June 2, 2017

State-of-the-art facility in Lakeland ensures NOAA’s Aircraft Operations Center will continue to provide high-quality data about our environment, including severe weather.

NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown returning to Charleston, S.C.
March 27, 2017

NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown spent nearly 800 days at sea in three-and-a-half-year voyage

NOAA Lockheed WP-3D Orion N42RF taking off from Tampa, Florida
January 18, 2017

The aircraft will survey winter storms over the North Atlantic to calibrate and validate weather satellite data, improve weather forecasts.

NOAA DHC-6 Twin Otter on the ramp
January 17, 2017

Specialized aircraft is helping researchers learn more about the state's air quality.

Scientists Megumi Oshima, Celeste Morris, and Field Party Chief Chrissy Stepongzi gather on the back deck of NOAA Ship Oregon II
November 15, 2016

The 170-ft., Pascagoula, Mississippi-based vessel is supporting a long-term scientific survey of southeastern U.S. fisheries.

Documents

OMAO

Guidance on appropriate ground tackle and mooring lines for NOAA small boats.

OMAO

The NOAA Diving Standards and Safety Manual (NDSSM) sets the minimum safety standards for diving under NOAA and is effective as of April 05, 2017. 

OMAO

NOAA stands for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. NOAA scientists study the skies and the oceans.

OMAO

NOAA ship unlicensed deck department job descriptions.

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