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    2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season

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      • Brief description of NOAA's role
      • Media contact information for the line offices
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      • Audio file from the July 28 NOAA leadership event @ the DOC Library

News and Updates

 

 

September 2015

 

Representative Gabbard Staff Visits NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer

On September 3, staff for Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D HI-2) joined officials from NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, Office of Marine and Aviation Operations, and the NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps for a day trip aboard the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer out to the S-19 submarine wreck for ROV deployment. They will use the ROV Deep Discoverer to explore the wreck and recover a few long term monitoring instruments then return to Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

Representative Perlmutter Staff Tour Boulder Facilities

On September 2, staff for Representative Ed Perlmutter (D CO-2) joined officials from NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Weather Service, and National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, for a tour of NOAA facilities and programs in Boulder, Colorado.

 

August 2015

 

Senator Sullivan Tours Center With Under Secretary

On August 30, Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) joined the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator, Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, for a tour of the Alaska Weather, Water, and Ice Center in Anchorage, Alaska, where he received a briefing on the Center’s mission, programs, and activities, as well as an overview of NOAA’s work in the state and region.

 

Senator Peters Staff Tour GLERL

On August 28, staff for Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) joined officials from NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Marine Fisheries Service, and National Ocean Service for a tour of, and briefing at, NOAA’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

 

Representative Polis Attends Climate Roundtable

On August 28, Representative Jared Polis (D CO-2) joined NOAA’s Assistant Secretary of Environmental Observation and Prediction, Manson K. Brown, and other officials from NOAA and the Department of Energy for a Climate Change Roundtable in Boulder, Colorado.

 

https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gifGovernor Walker Meets With Under Secretary

On August 28, Governor Bill Walked (I-AK) met with the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator, Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, in Anchorage, Alaska, to discuss NOAA’s activities in the state and region.

 

Louisiana Delegation Attends Katrina Remembrance Event

On August 28, Members of the Louisiana Delegation joined officials from NOAA’s National Ocean Service, National Weather Service, and the Port of New Orleans for a Hurricane Katrina Remembrance Press Conference and Ceremony in New Orleans, Louisiana. The ceremony honored federal agencies and key individuals that played major roles in assisting the Port following Hurricane Katrina, which opened less than two weeks after the storm with a collaborative effort from the federal maritime community. The Members who attended were:


 

NESDIS Newsletter- August 2015

The NESDIS Newsletter- August 2015 [PDF], provides an update on the operations, key data sets, messages, activites, and programs for NOAA's National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service.

 

Senator Inhofe Staff Tour NOAA Facilities

On August 27, staff for Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) joined NOAA officials for a tour of several NOAA facilities in Norman, Oklahoma, where they were briefed on NOAA’s mission, programs, and activities.

 

Representative Napolitano Attends Water Workshop

On August 27, Representative Grace Napolitano (D CA-32) joined officials from NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, NASA, and state and local agencies for the Southern California Water Workshop in Pomona, California.

 

House Committee Staff Visit Regional Offices

On August 27, staff for the House Committee on Natural Resources joined officials from NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) for a tour of the NMFS Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

 

House Committee Staff Visit Fisheries Lab

On August 25, staff for the House Committee on Natural Resources joined officials from NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) for a tour of the NMFS Woods Hole Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. During the visit, the staff also toured the R/V Gloria Michelle, had meet and greets and a site tour with the Woods Hole Science Aquarium staff, and a working lunch with Laboratory leadership.

 

Representative Edwards Attends Roundtable

On August 25, Representative Donna Edwards (D MD-4) joined officials from NOAA’s National Weather Service and National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service for the Maryland Space Business Roundtable (MSBR) in Greenbelt, Maryland. Representative Edwards provided the keynote address. The MSBR is a nonprofit organization for aerospace and technology businesses, universities, and individuals in Maryland and the surrounding national capital region that share a mutual interest in promoting a robust space community.

 

Representative Clark Staff Visit Laboratory

On August 25, staff for Representative Katherine Clark (D MA-6) joined officials from NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) for a tour of the NMFS Woods Hole Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, where they were briefed on the Lab’s mission, programs, and activities for the New England region.

 

Senator Murkowski Staff Tour

On August 25, staff for Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) toured NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service, Ted Stevens Marine Research Institute in Juneau, Alaska, where they visited the laboratories and facilities, and were briefed on the various science programs including fisheries stock assessments, Arctic research, salmon, and benthic habitat studies, as well as outreach and education. 

 

House Committee Staff Visit NOAA Ship Henry B. Bigelow

On August 21, staff for the House Committee on Natural Resources visited the NOAA Ship Henry B. Bigelow in Newport, Rhode Island, where they were briefed by officials from NOAA’s Office of Marine and Aviation Operations, the NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps, and the National Marine Fisheries Service on the ship’s mission, programs, and activities.

 

Representative Larsen and Staff for Representative Smith Join Whale Patrol

On August 21, Representative Rick Larsen (D WA-2) and staff for Representative Adam Smith (D WA-9) joined NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife for a Southern Resident Killer Whale enforcement patrol in Bellingham, Washington. The patrol monitored orca whale watching boats to ensure they observe all appropriate laws including maintaining proper distance away from the animals.

 

Representative Bonamici Staff Visit WFO

On August 18, staff for Representative Suzanne Bonamici (D OR-1) visited NOAA’s National Weather Service, Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in Portland, Oregon, where they were provided a tour and operations briefing, along with a discussion of how the office participates in the Tsunami Program, including the TsunamiReady program.

 

Representative Heck Staff Tour Manchester Lab

On August 17, staff for Representative Denny Heck (D WA-10) toured NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service, Manchester Lab, in Port Orchard, Washington. During the tour, staff were briefed on the Lab’s mission, programs, and activities.

 

Senator Murray Staff Join Whale Patrol

On August 17, staff for Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and state officials joined NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife for a Southern Resident Killer Whale enforcement patrol in Bellingham, Washington. The patrol monitored orca whale watching boats to ensure they observe all appropriate laws including maintaining proper distance away from the animals.

 

Senator Leahy Staff Visit WFO

On August 17, staff for Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) visited NOAA’s National Weather Service, Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in South Burlington, Vermont, where they were provided a tour and briefing on the WFO’s mission, programs, and activities.

 

Staff for Senator Thune and Senate Committee Visit WFO

On August 14, staff for Senator John Thune (R-SD) and the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation visited NOAA’s National Weather Service, Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. During the visit, the staff received a tour of the facility, a short presentation on the WFO's mission, operations, and work with partners.

 

NOAA Fleet Update - August 2015

The NOAA Fleet Update - August 2015 [PDF] provides the status of NOAA’s fleet of ships and aircraft, which play a critical role in the collection of oceanographic, atmospheric, hydrographic, and fisheries data. NOAA’s current fleet of 16 ships – the largest civilian research and survey fleet in the world – and nine aircraft, are operated, managed, and maintained by NOAA’s Office of Marine and Aviation Operations (OMAO). OMAO includes civilians, mariners, and officers of the United States NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps (NOAA Corps), one of the nation’s seven Uniformed Services.
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Staff for Senator Nelson and the House Committee Fly on P3 “Hurricane Hunter”

On August 5, staff for Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) and the House Committee on Appropriations joined the Director of NOAA’s Office of Marine and Aviation Operations (OMAO) and the NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps, Rear Admiral David Score (two star), and officials from NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research on board one of our W-P3 “Hurricane Hunter” aircraft for a flight out of OMAO’s Aircraft Operations Center, located at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa. During the flight, NOAA Corps Officers and NOAA scientists worked with our partners from Raytheon to test new capabilities on the Coyote unmanned aircraft system, including testing data range, communications range, and the sensor package as the P-3 continues to release dropsondes to calibrate measurements.