New leadership for NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations

November 25th, 2021

The U.S. Senate confirmed President Biden’s nomination of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Rear Admiral Nancy Hann to lead the NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations (OMAO) and NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps (NOAA Corps), one of the nation’s eight uniformed services, according to the NOAA website. “From flying into hurricanes to crewing remote […]

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NOAA releases assessment and final rule for Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

November 24th, 2021

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently released the final management plan, environmental assessment and rule for the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. The new management plan includes proposed strategies and action plans for conservation and management of the sanctuary’s resources over the coming decade. The regulatory changes, which include minor changes to the […]

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NOAA seeks new members for Ocean Exploration Advisory Board

October 14th, 2021

NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) is seeking up to four new members for its Ocean Exploration Advisory Board, a federal advisory committee that advises the NOAA administrator on strategic planning, exploration priorities, competitive ocean exploration grant programs and other matters as requested. In addition to advising NOAA leaders, NOAA expects the board to play […]

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NOAA and USM announce partnership on ocean study

February 11th, 2021

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that it has signed a 10-year agreement with the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) to partner on ways to improve how uncrewed systems (UxS) are used to collect important ocean observation data and augment NOAA’s operational capabilities. UxS are sensor-equipped vehicles that operate autonomously or are remotely […]

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NOAA panel seeks feedback on implementing coastal and ocean mapping strategies

September 14th, 2020

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Hydrographic Services Review Panel, a federal advisory committee that advises the NOAA administrator on products and data related to navigation services, ocean and coastal mapping, water levels and currents, and global positioning, will hold an online public meeting on Sept. 23-24, 2020. The panel will receive updates on […]

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Advisory council applicants sought for eight marine sanctuaries

November 4th, 2016

Advisory council applicants are being sought for eight National Marine Sanctuaries which are oversaw by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office. These community-based groups guide management decisions and community relations for each sanctuary site. Candidates are selected based on expertise and experience. Applications are being accepted through Wednesday, November 30. More information is […]

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