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April 2018

 

Senate Committee Hearing - Hurricane Preparedness and Response

On April 12, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science [Chair, Senator John Thune (R-SD)] held a hearing on hurricane preparedness and response. NOAA’s Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, Rear Admiral Tim Gallaudet, testified.
OLIA Lead: Matt Borgia

 

House Committee Hearing - NOAA’s FY19 Budget

On April 12, the House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water, Power, and Oceans, [Chair, Representative Doug Lamborn (R CO-5)] held a hearing titled, "Examining the Proposed FY 2019 Spending, Priorities and Missions of the Bureau of Reclamation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the Four Power Marketing Administrations." NOAA’s Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, Rear Admiral Tim Gallaudet, testified.

 

House Committee Markup

On April 11, the House Committee on Natural Resources [Chair, Representative Rob Bishop (R UT-1)] held a markup of several bills including:

The Committee passed the bill and when, if it is reported out, it may go the House floor for a vote at a later date to be determined.
OLIA Lead: Becky Cruz Lizama

 

House Committee Hearing - NOAA’s FY19 Budget

On April 11, the House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee [Chair, Representative John Culberson (R TX-7)] held a hearing on NOAA’s FY19 budget request. NOAA’s Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, Rear Admiral Tim Gallaudet, testified.

 

Representative Cleaver and Representative Moore Staff Visit the IRC

On April 6, staff for Representative Emanuel Cleaver (D MO-5) and Representative Gwen Moore (D WI-4) joined officials from NOAA’s Office of Marine and Aviation Operations (OMAO) and the NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps for a tour of the NOAA Inouye Regional Center (IRC) in Honolulu, Hawaii. During the tour, the staff were briefed on OMAO, the NOAA Corps, and the missions, programs, and activities that support Hawaii, the Pacific region, and the nation, including the NOAA Ships Oscar Elton Sette and the Hi'ialakai that are homeported in Honolulu, and our aircraft services that support soil moisture surveys in the Midwest.
OLIA Lead: Tim Bagley

 

Representative Hanabusa Staff Visit the Pacific Island Fisheries Science Center

On April 6, staff for Representative Colleen Hanabusa (D HI-1) joined officials from NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service for a tour of the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. During the visit, the staff learned about the Center’s activities, priorities, and focus areas in the Pacific Islands.
OLIA Lead: Becky Cruz Lizama

 

Representative Ross Staff Visit AOC

On April 5, staff for Representative Dennis Ross (R FL-15) joined officials from NOAA’s Office of Marine and Aviation Operations and the NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps for a visit to the Aircraft Operations Center (AOC) in Lakeland, Florida. During the visit, the staff were briefed on OMAO, the NOAA Corps, and AOC’s mission, programs, activities, and the aircraft platforms we use.
OLIA Lead: Tim Bagley

 

Representative Wagner Visits WFO

On April 5, Representative Ann Wagner (R MO-2) joined officials from NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS) for a visit to the Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in St. Louis, Missouri, where she was briefed on NWS's unique task of weather modeling, forecasting, and the technology used.
OLIA Lead: Matt Borgia

 

Representative Gabbard Staff Visit the IRC

On April 2, staff for Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D HI-2) joined officials from NOAA’s Office of Marine and Aviation Operations (OMAO) and the NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps for a tour of the NOAA Inouye Regional Center (IRC) in Honolulu, Hawaii. During the tour, the staff were briefed on OMAO, the NOAA Corps, and the missions, programs, and activities that support Hawaii, the Pacific region, and the nation, including the NOAA Ships Oscar Elton Sette and the Hi'ialakai that are homeported in Honolulu.
OLIA Lead: Tim Bagley

 

NOAA Fleet Update - April 2018

The NOAA Fleet Update - April 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 April 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