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Crew Members aboard NOAA Ship Henry B. Bigelow
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If you are a new recruit, it is important to know there are two application cycles per year. All paperwork must be received by the deadline to receive an interview. For even Basic Officer Training Classes (BOTC) (134, 136,...
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To be eligible for appointment in the NOAA Corps, an applicant must meet the following criteria. Citizenship Requirements Applicants must be a United States citizen of good moral character. If selected for appointment, an...
Officer Candidates Aboard Coast Guard Barque Eagle
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All officer candidates must attend an initial 19-week Basic Officer Training Class (BOTC). The curriculum is challenging, with onboard ship-handling exercises coupled with classroom instruction in leadership, officer bearing...
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Pre-Commissioning Medical Screening Process If you are recommended as a primary or alternate candidate by the Officer Personnel Board (OPB) to receive a temporary appointment into the NOAA Corps, you will be required to...
NOAA Basic Officer Training Class 122
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Thank you for your interest in the NOAA Corps! This section provides information about eligibility requirements, pay and benefits, how to apply, pre-commissioning requirements, and information about basic NOAA Corps officer...
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What is marine debris?

Our oceans are filled with items that do not belong there. Huge amounts of consumer plastics, metals, rubber, paper, textiles, derelict fishing gear, vessels, and other lost or discarded items enter the marine environment every day, making marine debris one of the most widespread pollution problems facing the world's oceans and waterways.

Marine debris is defined as any persistent solid material that is manufactured or processed and directly or indirectly, intentionally or unintentionally, disposed of or abandoned into the marine environment or the Great Lakes. Learn more about marine debris and find out how to prevent it.

NOAA divers from the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center diving unit have been working since 1996 to remove marine debris, specifically derelict fishing gear, from the Hawaiian Archipelago. Every year they set out on the NOAA Ship Hi'ialakai to survey vast swaths of coast line and coral habitat to collect tons of the derelict fishing gear. Read more about why this is important and what they have collected so far on the NOAA Fisheries website.

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What must my major(s) be to apply for the NOAA Commissioned Officers Corps program?

Applicants must receive a four-year degree. All majors are acceptable, however, engineering, the physical and life sciences, or mathematics are preferred. All candidates must meet minimum course requirements, regardless of the degree they hold.

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Students can learn more about educational opportunities that are available throughout NOAA by visiting the NOAA Education Resources website. On this site, you can find information on scholarships, internships, fellowships...

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