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  • 11 June 2012
    Business & Finance

    On June 8th NOAA commissioned a state-of-the-art coastal mapping vessel, NOAA Ship Ferdinand R. Hassler, during a special ceremony at NOAA’s Marine Operations Center-Atlantic in Norfolk, Va. The new ship’s primary mission will be to detect and monitor changes to the sea floor. Data collected by the ship will be used to update nautical charts, […]

  • 21 October 2011
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    NOAA has selected Oregon State University (OSU) to continue a federal/academic research partnership that extends NOAA’s ability to study marine resources in the Pacific Northwest. The award means that NOAA will continue funding the Cooperative Institute for Marine Resource Studies (CIMRS), which was established at Oregon State in 1982, for at least five and up […]

  • 5 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    NOAA has commissioned a state-of-the-art fisheries survey vessel, NOAA Ship Reuben Lasker, during a ceremony at the Navy Pier in downtown San Diego. The ship will conduct fish, marine mammal and turtle surveys off the U.S. West Coast and in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean. Funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Reuben Lasker is the fifth […]

  • 19 July 2011
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    NOAA Corps officer Michael S. Devany (second from the left) was promoted to the rank of rear admiral (lower half) during a July 15 ceremony in Silver Spring, Md. Devany was also named director of NOAA’s Marine and Aviation Operations Centers, assuming command of the day-to-day operations of the 18 research ships and 11 aircraft […]

  • 10 May 2011
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    NOAA Corps Cmdr. Lawrence Krepp has assumed command of NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson, one of the world’s most technologically advanced hydrographic survey vessels. At a May 6 change-of-command ceremony in Norfolk, Krepp relieved Cmdr. Shepard Smith, who will serve as senior advisor to Kathryn D. Sullivan, the newly appointed assistant secretary of commerce for environmental […]

  • 22 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    NOAA released its Arctic Action Plan, a document that provides NOAA scientists, stakeholders and partners a roadmap to make shared progress in monitoring, understanding, and protecting this vast, valuable, and vulnerable region. Climate change is making the Arctic a greener, warmer, and increasingly accessible place for economic opportunity. However, climate impacts such as sea ice loss and […]

  • 22 August 2011
    Business & Finance

    NOAA and the Port of Newport today dedicated a new NOAA ship operations facility in Newport, Ore., during a ceremony attended by federal, state and local officials and the public. The NOAA Marine Operations Center-Pacific serves as a homeport for four NOAA research and survey ships and provides administrative, engineering, maintenance and logistical support for […]

  • 26 October 2011
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    Tim Arcano, an ocean engineer with extensive experience in naval submarine and submersible design and engineering was selected as… NOAA [mappress] Source: NOAA, October 26 , 2011

  • 3 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    NOAA Rear Adm. David A. Score assumed his new role as director of the NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps and the NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations. Last month, President Obama approved U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker’s appointment of Score. As director, Score will be responsible for the agency’s fleet of research and survey ships […]

  • 1 November 2011
    Business & Finance

    Dr. Larry Robinson, NOAA’s assistant secretary of commerce for conservation and management, and deputy administrator, announced that… NOAA [mappress] Source: NOAA,November 01 , 2011

  • 8 July 2011
    Business & Finance

      NOAA Ship Fairweather, a 231-foot survey vessel, departed Kodiak, Alaska, today on a mission to conduct hydrographic surveys in remote areas of the Arctic where depths have not been measured since before the U.S. bought Alaska in 1867. NOAA will use the data to update nautical charts to help mariners safely navigate this important […]

  • 3 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    NOAA Vice Adm. Michael S. Devany today assumed the role of NOAA’s deputy under secretary for operations following President Obama’s approval of his appointment by Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker. Devany served most recently as director of the NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps and NOAA’s Office of Marine and Aviation Operations. As deputy under secretary, Devany is […]

  • 3 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    NOAA Capt. Anne K. Lynch has assumed command of the agency’s Marine Operations Center-Atlantic in Norfolk, Va., which manages 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 […]

  • 22 August 2011
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

      NOAA and the Port of Newport today dedicated a new NOAA ship operations facility in Newport, Ore., during a ceremony attended by federal, state and local officials and the public. The NOAA Marine Operations Center-Pacific serves as a homeport for four NOAA research and survey ships and provides administrative, engineering, maintenance and logistical support […]

  • 14 November 2014

    The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has launched a new federal Ocean Exploration Advisory Board that will provide guidance to NOAA on the exploration of the oceans. The 13 members of the Ocean Exploration Advisory Board represent government agencies, private sector leaders, academic institutions and not-for-profit institutions involved in all areas of ocean exploration, from advanced […]

  • 3 June 2012
    Business & Finance

    Rear Admiral David Titley has become the next Deputy Under Secretary for Operations (DUS/O) at NOAA. As NOAA’s Chief Operating Officer… [mappress] Source: NOAA , June 03, 2012;  Image: NOAA

  • 1 November 2011
    Business & Finance

    Dr. Larry Robinson, NOAA’s assistant secretary of commerce for conservation and management, and deputy administrator, announced that he plans to step down effective November 18, returning to academia to resume his work in academic administration and train the next generation of environmental scientists and leaders. Assuming his duties in May 2010, Robinson arrived shortly after […]

  • 24 April 2014

    In keeping with the goals and tenets of the U.S. President Barack Obama’s strategy regarding the Arctic, released earlier this year, NOAA unveiled its Arctic Action Plan—a document that provides NOAA scientists, stakeholders and partners a roadmap to make shared progress in monitoring, understanding, and protecting this vast, valuable, and vulnerable region. Climate change is […]

  • 4 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Project & Tenders

    NOAA has granted new five-year contracts to eight private hydrographic survey companies, for projects throughout U.S. coastal waters. Under the new contracts, which cannot exceed $250 million in total, over the five-year period, the companies will provide critical hydrographic data for updating NOAA’s nautical charts. “NOAA has had a strong partnership with private survey companies for […]

  • 11 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Research & Development

    NOAA’s Ship Okeanos Explorer will explore deep-sea habitats in the Gulf of Mexico from April 12-30. Members of the public are invited to join. “Virtual ocean explorers” will have the chance to see canyons, deep-sea coral communities, and shipwrecks dating to the early 1800s via live video transmitted from the deep seafloor. “This is an exciting opportunity for […]

  • 9 June 2015

    The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) launched its 2015 Arctic hydrographic survey season in Kodiak, Alaska yesterday, in a World Ocean Day ceremony which showcased the deployment of the NOAA ships Rainier and Fairweather. In anticipation of growing vessel traffic in the Arctic, NOAA is increasing its charting activities in the region to […]

  • 11 June 2012
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Research & Development

    NOAA commissioned a state-of-the-art coastal mapping vessel, NOAA Ship Ferdinand R. Hassler, during a special ceremony at NOAA’s Marine Operations Center-Atlantic in Norfolk, Va.   [mappress] Source: NOAA, June 11, 2012