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NOAA to Order New Research Ships in 2020

information possible about the marine environment,” said Rear Adm. Michael J. Silah, director of the NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps and NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations (OMAO).NOAA's current fleet consists of 15 active research and survey ships operated by OMAO and crewed by NOAA Corps officers and civilian professional mariners. NOAA said its vessels conduct more than 100 missions anually to collect data critical for nautical charts, fishery quotas, exploration of the nation’s 4.3-million-square-mile Exclusive Economic Zone, storm surge modeling and climate research

Meet LT Laura Dwyer: NOAA Officer, Navy Oceanographer

and ocean conditions - NOAA for the U.S.; the Navy for Navy assets and operations overseas. That long association also includes the National/Navy Ice Center, a joint Navy/NOAA agency commanded by a Naval Oceanography officer with a NOAA employee as the agency's senior civilian and deputy director. NOAA Corps officers have been assigned to Naval Oceanography staffs. The relationship is formalized in a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), recently renewed for another five years.But until recently, NOAA Corps officers had not been assigned to operational oceanography commands like NAVOCEANMIWCEN. Dwyer'

A 3-D image from NOAA Ship Fairweather multi-beam sonar. The profile of the F/V Destination is clearly visible, including the bulbous bow to the right, the forward house and mast, equipment (likely crab pots) stacked amidships, the deck crane aft, and the skeg and rudder. (Image: NOAA)

Crab Fishing Vessel Wreck Found off Alaska

long partnership with NOAA to support the safety of those on the sea and appreciate their assistance in this and past investigations.”   "The crew and officers ofOscar Dyson and Fairweather were honored to assist the Coast Guard in this investigation,” said Capt. Keith Roberts, NOAA Corps, commanding officer of NOAA’s Marine Operations Center - Pacific. “Our thoughts are with the families and loved ones of those lost aboard the Destination.”   NOAA and the Coast Guard have a long history of collaboration, underscored by their shared mission to promote safety

This stunningly beautiful jellyfish was seen in the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument while exploring the informally named “Enigma Seamount” at a depth of about 3,700 meters. Scientists identified this hydromedusa as belonging to the genus Crossota. (Credit: NOAA)

NOAA's Okeanos Explorer Journeys Into Pacific Deepwater

will be covered on the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research website. Join us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer is operated, managed and maintained by NOAA's Office of Marine and Aviation Operations which includes commissioned officers of the NOAA Corps and civilian wage mariners. NOAA's Office of Ocean Exploration and Research operates, manages and maintains the cutting-edge ocean exploration systems on the vessel and ashore.      

Okeanos Explorer (Photo: NOAA)

Exploring Protected Areas and Shipwrecks in the Pacific

also an opportunity for NOAA and the Nation to highlight the uniqueness and importance of these national symbols of ocean conservation.   NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer is operated, managed and maintained by NOAA's Office of Marine and Aviation Operations which includes commissioned officers of the NOAA Corps and civilian wage mariners. NOAA's Office of Ocean Exploration and Research operates, manages and maintains the ocean exploration systems on the vessel and ashore

NOAA ships spent the last several days preparing for their Arctic missions. Here, Chief Bosun Jim Kruger (front) works with Jason Kinyon and Lindsey Houska on NOAA Ship Rainier as they get ready to depart this week for the summer's first Arctic survey project, in Kotzebue Sound.(Credit: NOAA)

NOAA Deploys Survey Ships for Arctic Charting Projects

maritime emergencies, and searches for underwater obstructions and wreckage.   NOAA ships Rainer and Fairweather are part of the NOAA fleet of research ships operated, managed and maintained by NOAA’s Office of Marine and Aviation Operations, which includes commissioned officers of the NOAA Corps, one of the seven uniformed services of the United States, and civilian wage mariners.  

NOAA officers aboard one of the smaller survey vessels contemplate the vastness of the Chukchi Sea during the NOAA Ship Fairweather's reconnaissance survey in 2013. (Credit: NOAA)

NOAA to Boost Arctic Nautical Charting

maritime emergencies and searches for underwater obstructions and wreckage.   NOAA ships Fairweather and Rainier are part of the NOAA fleet of research ships operated, managed and maintained by NOAA’s Office of Marine and Aviation Operations, which includes commissioned officers of the NOAA Corps, one of the seven uniformed services of the United States, and civilian wage mariners.  

The Hydrographic Services Review Panel advises NOAA on improving services for navigation and coastal resilience. (Credit: NOAA)

New Lineup for NOAA Hydrographic Services Panel

members join current members: Rear Admiral Ken Barbor (ret.), U.S. Navy, Stennis Space Center, Mississippi Lawson W. Brigham, Ph.D., University of Alaska at Fairbanks Capt. Deborah Dempsey, Columbia River Bar Pilots, Bellingham, Washington Rear Admiral Evelyn Fields (ret.), NOAA Corps, Germantown, Maryland William Hanson, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, Oak Brook, Illinois Gary A. Jeffress, Ph.D., Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, Texas Edward Kelly, Maritime Association of the Port of NY/NJ, New York, New York Frank Kudrna, Kudrna & Associates

Craig McLean (Photo: NOAA)

McLean to Lead NOAA OAR Research

, retiring from NOAA's Commissioned Corps in the grade of captain. He served aboard hydrographic, oceanographic and fisheries research ships.   McLean is also an attorney and has practiced marine resource law for NOAA. He has been awarded the Department of Commerce Silver and Bronze Medals, the NOAA Corps Commendation Medal and Special Achievement Medal. He is a frequent speaker on ocean related subjects, drawing on his diverse NOAA career experience in fisheries, coastal and marine area management, directing research, law and both surface and submerged marine operations. He is a fellow of the Explorers

Anne K. Lynch

Lynch Takes Helm of NOAA’s Atlantic Fleet

the day-to-day operations of the nine research and survey ships in NOAA's Atlantic fleet. Each year these ships conduct dozens of missions to assess fish and marine mammal stocks, conduct coral reef research, collect seafloor data to update nautical charts, and explore the ocean. Lynch relieves NOAA Corps officer Anita Lopez, who has served as the center's commanding officer since June 2012. Lopez has been promoted to rear admiral (lower half) and appointed deputy director for operations of the NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations and deputy director of the NOAA Corps. "Like her

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