Naval Oceanographic Office Story Archive

Rapid Littoral Survey Support at RIMPAC 2016  (25 July 2016)
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.
Naval Oceanography Executes Mine Warfare Countermeasures at RIMPAC 2016  (9 August 2016)
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.
US Ambassador to Iceland, NMOC Host Reception Aboard USNS Henson  (10 August 2016)
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.
NAVOCEANO, USM Deploy Gliders to Forecast Hurricane Intensity  (19 September 2016)
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.
USNS Maury Draws a Crowd in New Orleans  (5 October 2016)
Over 1,000 visitors toured USNS Maury (T-AGS 66) while the ship was berthed in downtown New Orleans from September 29 to October 2.
Rear Admiral Kohler Tours USNS Pathfinder  (31 October 2016)
Rear Adm. Matthew J. Kohler, commander, Naval Information Forces, was welcomed aboard oceanographic survey ship USNS Pathfinder (T-AGS 60) at Naval Station Norfolk, Oct. 26.
Creighton Tours T-AGS Vessel during Pearl Harbor Commemoration  (12 December 2016)
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.
Oahu Schools Tour Naval Oceanographic Ship  (12 December 2016)
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).
Survey Aircraft on Display at NSA Naples  (26 January 2017)
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.
NAVOCEANO Kicks Off Navy Week in Mobile  (24 February 2017)
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.
Naval Oceanography Assists International Monitoring System  (3 March 2017)
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.
Commander, US Pacific Command tours Naval Oceanographic Ship  (3 April 2017)
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.
NAVOCEANO, FST Sail through Gulf Coast Navy Week  (7 April 2017)
Sailors and civilians from the Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO) have spent hundreds of man hours reaching out to the local community during Navy Week Mississippi Gulf Coast April 1-8.
NAVOCEANO Commemorates Midway 75th Anniversary at Sea, Ashore  (8 June 2017)
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.
NAVOCEANO Traces its Roots on World Hydrography Day 2017  (28 June 2017)
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.

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