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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) operates a wide assortment of hydrographic survey, oceanographic research, and fisheries survey vessels. These vessels are operated by NOAA's Office of Marine and Aviation Operations. Ships located in the Pacific are managed by the Marine Operations Center, Pacific, (MOP) in Newport, Oregon. Ships located in the Atlantic are managed by the Marine Operations Center, Atlantic, (MOA) in Norfolk, Virginia. Logistic support for the vessels is provided by the appropriate marine operations center or, for vessels in Woods Hole, Charleston, Pascagoula, San Diego, and Honolulu, by Port Captains located in those ports.

The ships are run by a combination of NOAA Commissioned Officers and wage marine civilians. The wage marine personnel include licensed masters, mates and engineers, and unlicensed members of the engine, steward, and deck departments. In addition, survey and electronic technicians operate and/or maintain the ship's mission, communication and navigation equipment. The ship's officers and crew provide mission support and assistance to embarked scientists from various NOAA laboratories as well as the academic community.

Detailed information about our ships and support facilities can be found by following the links below.


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Atlantic

MOC-A Norfolk
MOC - Atlantic

Pacific Islands

MOC-PI Honolulu
MOC - Pacific Islands

Pacific

MOC-P Newport
MOC - Pacific




NOAA Atlantic Fleet

Photo of NOAA Ship RONALD H. BROWN
Ronald H. Brown
Photo of NOAA Ship HENRY B. BIGELOW
Henry B. Bigelow
Photo of NOAA Ship Ferdinand Hassler
Ferdinand Hassler
Photo of NOAA Ship NANCY FOSTER
Nancy Foster
Photo of NOAA Ship GORDON GUNTER
Gordon Gunter
Photo of NOAA Ship OKEANOS EXPLORER
Okeanos Explorer
Photo of NOAA Ship THOMAS JEFFERSON
Thomas Jefferson
Photo of NOAA Ship OREGON II
Oregon II
Photo of NOAA Ship Pisces
Pisces

Atlantic Fleet Decommissioned Ships

Photo of NOAA Ship Ferrel
Ferrel
Photo of NOAA Ship Whiting
Whiting
Photo of NOAA Ship Chapman
Chapman
Photo of NOAA Ship Albatross IV
Albatross IV
Photo of NOAA Ship Malcolm Baldrige
Malcolm Baldrige
Photo of NOAA Ship Rude
Rude
Photo of NOAA Ship DELAWARE II
Delaware II

NOAA Pacific Islands Fleet

NOAA Ship HI'IALAKAI
Hi'ialakai
Photo of NOAA Ship OSCAR ELTON SETTE
Oscar Elton Sette
     

NOAA Fleet Information

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NOAA Pacific Fleet

Photo of NOAA Ship OSCAR DYSON
Oscar Dyson
Photo of NOAA Ship Bell M. Shimada
Bell M. Shimada
Photo of NOAA Ship RAINIER
Rainier
Photo of NOAA Ship FAIRWEATHER
Fairweather

Reuben Lasker
Photo of NOAA Ship McARTHUR II
McArthur II
     

Pacific Fleet Decommissioned Ships

Photo of NOAA Ship Townsend Cromwell
Townsend Cromwell
Photo of NOAA Ship McArthur
McArthur
Photo of NOAA Ship Discoverer
Discoverer
Photo of NOAA Ship John N. Cobb
John N. Cobb
Photo of NOAA Ship MILLER FREEMAN
Miller Freeman
Photo of NOAA Ship DAVID STARR JORDAN
David Starr Jordan

 


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