At Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016, Fleet Survey Team (FST) conducted near-shore surveys of three areas off the Hawaiian island of Oahu, July 15, to assess water depths and obstructions that could endanger operations and humanitarian assistance in a post-natural disaster scenario.
Throughout the month of July, civilian personnel from the Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO) worked alongside a military detachment from the Naval Oceanography Mine Warfare Center (NOMWC) to support mine warfare countermeasures at the 2016 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise in San Diego.
U.S. Ambassador to Iceland Robert C. Barber and Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (NMOC) Deputy Commander and Technical Director Dr. William Burnett hosted a reception Aug. 9 in Reykjavik, Iceland.
The Naval Oceanographic Office deployed two deep-water gliders and the University of Southern Mississippi deployed one shallow-water glider in the Gulf of Mexico, Sept. 14, to provide real-time data to support the ocean content models that aid in hurricane intensity forecasting.
Rear Adm. Kathleen Creighton, director for Command, Control, Communications and Cyber, U.S. Pacific Command, visited Military Sealift Command oceanographic survey ship USNS Pathfinder (T-AGS 60) in Pearl City, Hawaii, Dec. 7, on the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor.
On Dec. 8, students from Waialua High and Intermediate School, Moanalua High School, and KUPU Hawaii Youth Conservation Corps came aboard Military Sealift Command oceanographic survey ship USNS Pathfinder (T-AGS 60).
A Basler BT-67 (turbine DC-3) aircraft used by the Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO) to conduct airborne coastal surveys (ACS) was viewed and toured by Naval Support Activity Naples personnel at Capodichino, Jan. 20.
Personnel from the Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO) helped kick off Navy Week Mobile by visiting two local high schools, Alma Bryant and Mary G. Montgomery, Feb. 22-23, to discuss military and civilian careers in the ocean sciences.
At the request of the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), USNS Bruce C. Heezen (T-AGS 64) completed a bathymetric survey Feb. 6 to determine the viability of either a repair or replacement of a damaged cable at the hydroacoustic monitoring station located at Diego Garcia.
Adm. Harry Harris, commander, U.S. Pacific Command, visited the U.S. naval oceanographic ship USNS Pathfinder (T-AGS 60), March 30, to gain a better understanding of the oceanographic products and processes the ship's crew provides to the Department of Defense.
The Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO) celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Midway, June 7, with commemoration ceremonies at Stennis Space Center (SSC), Mississippi, and aboard USNS Maury and USNS Bruce C. Heezen underway in the Atlantic Ocean.
The Naval Oceanographic Office, once known as the U.S. Navy Hydrographic Office, honored its heritage and the importance of its mission by celebrating World Hydrography Day on June 26 at Stennis Space Center, home of the world's largest concentration of hydrographers and oceanographers.