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July 2018


Florida Delegation Invited to Hurricane Preparedness Briefing

On July 12, House Members of the Florida Delegation joined NOAA’s Assistant Secretary for Environmental Observation and Prediction, Dr. Neil Jacobs, for a briefing on 2018 Hurricane Season Preparedness. Representatives Alcee Hastings (D FL-20) and Representative Vern Buchanan (R FL-16) co-chaired the briefing, which consisted of a panel including NOAA, the Palm Beach Co. Emergency Management, and the Florida National Guard Liaison to the Florida Division of Emergency Management. The additional Members in attendance included:

OLIA Lead: LCDR Wendy Lewis, Matt Borgia


Senate and House Staff Briefing on the Blue Economy

On July 11, all interested Senate and House staff attended a briefing hosted by the Senate Oceans Caucus titled, “Buoying our Nation's Economy: The Role of Ocean Data in Support for the Blue Economy”. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) offered opening remarks and NOAA’s Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, Rear Admiral Tim Gallaudet, provided an overview of NOAA's blue economy initiative, and introduced and moderated the panel.
OLIA Lead: Makeda Okolo, Mike Jarvis


House Committee Staff Visit Tsunami Center

On July 5, staff for the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure joined officials from NOAA’s National Weather Service for a visit to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. The visit - part of a trip organized by the Federal Emergency Management Agency - provided staff with a tour and a briefing on the Center's activities and mission responsibilities.
OLIA Lead: Matt Borgia


NOAA Fleet Update - July 2018

The NOAA Fleet Update - July 2018 [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.
OLIA Lead: Tim Bagley


Office of Marine and Aviation Operations (OMAO): Aircraft Flights and Mission Info Summary for July 2018

Whether studying severe weather, assessing marine mammal populations, surveying coastal erosion, investigating oil spills, flight checking aeronautical charts, or improving hurricane prediction models, OMAO's flight crews, scientists, and partners, operate all across the United States and beyond, including in some of the world's most demanding flight regimes.

The Mission Summary provides an overview of the status or location(s) and mission(s) for each aircraft for the month. Please note all mission bases, projected flight locations, and mission parameters and requirements may shift based on changing needs and circumstances.
OLIA Lead: Tim Bagley