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A NOAA WP-3D Orion aircraft on a snowy ramp in Greenland
May 13, 2016
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2016 El Nino Rapid Response Field Campaign Mission Map
January 31, 2016
Media: Article

Major effort utilizes special capabilities of OMAO-operated Gulfstream IV aircraft and NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown.

NOAA Hurricane Hunter Flight Director at His Station
January 30, 2016
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A NOAA hurricane hunter aircraft is battling North Atlantic winds to help improve satellite data.

Event
June 1, 2016
Learn how you can prepare for Hurricane Season (June 1 - November 30) at http://www.ready.gov/hurricanes
Crew Members aboard NOAA Ship Henry B. Bigelow
October 30, 2015
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Frequently Asked Question

Who may attend NOAA Diving Center courses?

NOAA employees, NOAA contractors, NOAA volunteers and other federal, state, and local government employees may apply to attend NOAA Diving courses. Classes are not open to the general public.

Event
October 17, 2016 to October 28, 2016
More information about this course
Frequently Asked Question

When do I have to wear a RASS? 

General Guidelines

A Reserve Air Supply System (RASS) must be worn by NOAA Divers on OSHA-subject dives. In general, they are not required on dives that meet OSHA's Scientific Exemption, however, there are exceptions to this (see the "dives exempt from OSHA regulations" section below for more details). Read more about OSHA regulations on the NDP regulations page

Dives Subject to OSHA Regulations

  • Divers must always have a reserve supply of air. Divers can meet this requirement by using:
    • For depths 0-30 feet: a spare air bottle
    • For depths 0-130 feet: a RASS

Dives Exempt from OSHA Regulations (Scientific Exemption)

  • Divers must use a reserve supply of air when diving:
    • Outside of no-decompression limits
    • In overhead environments
    • In low visibility where diver cannot read his/her pressure gauge
    • In enclosed/confined spaces
    • Deeper than 100 feet
    • Line tended solo diving
    • Whenever Divemaster or Lead Diver directs divers to wear one
  • Divers can meet these requirement by using:
    • For depths 0-30 feet: a spare air bottle
    • For depths 0-130 feet: a RASS

            

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