Gateway to NOAA

Gateway to NOAA Gateway to NOAA is a permanent exhibit in Silver Spring, MD. The exhibit features imagery, multimedia presentations, and amazing artifacts that illustrate how NOAA takes the pulse of the planet every day.

NOTE: Closed as we develop a reopening plan. Located just steps fromt the Silver Spring Metro stop in Maryland, Gateway to NOAA highlights how the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (www.noaa.gov) takes the pulse of the planet every day and protects and manages ocean and coastal resources. This free exhibit features a number of engaging displays:

• The “NOAA Heritage” section feature

NOTE: Closed as we develop a reopening plan. Located just steps fromt the Silver Spring Metro stop in Maryland, Gateway to NOAA highlights how the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (www.noaa.gov) takes the pulse of the planet every day and protects and manages ocean and coastal resources. This free exhibit features a number of engaging displays:

• The “NOAA Heritage” section feature

Operating as usual

Calling all Girl Scouts!!
10/25/2021

Calling all Girl Scouts!!

Congratulations to these awesome women of NOAA!
10/13/2021

Congratulations to these awesome women of NOAA!

10/02/2021

#NOAALive4Kids is BACK! Ever wanted to find out what it's like to be inside a #hurricane? Join us on Wednesday, Oct 6, at 4 pm ET as we talk with a severe storm scientist from the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory and learn about the instruments used to safely observe #hurricanes and more. Register for the #webinar: https://www.noaa.gov/office-of-education/news/noaa-live-4-kids-webinar-series-is-back

NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research Woods Hole Sea Grant

Caption: NOAA NSSL scientist Sean Waugh launches a weather balloon into Hurricane Laura, August 26th, 2020 to sample the low level winds. The Portable In Situ Precipitation Sensor (PIPS) also collects observations at the ground. Photo Credit: Noah Brauer.

Alt text: Sean Waugh stands in an open field holding a weather balloon. A weather instrument is in the foreground and NOAA trucks are in the background.

09/15/2021
09/11/2021

In response to the landfall of Hurricane Ida along the Louisiana coast on August 29, 2021, Coast Survey surveyed 233 nautical miles and found 197 obstructions in Bayou Lafourche, Port Fourchon and Houma Navigation Canal. Response to hurricane damage was completed on September 5, 2021. Great work to all involved!
https://nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/updates/gallery/

08/30/2021
08/26/2021

#BackToSchool: Have any budding historians in your classes? In the Old Weather project, citizen scientists explore and transcribe historic ship logs, helping to reveal data about past weather and sea ice so we can better understand our climate. https://www.oldweather.org/
#Teachers #BackToSchoolNOAA #NOAAResourceOfTheDay #CitizenScience

Timeline Photos
08/25/2021

Timeline Photos

A new State of the Climate report by over 530 scientists from more than 60 countries provides a detailed update on the global climate in 2020. http://bit.ly/BAMSSotC2020

Report highlights include:
- Greenhouse gases highest on record
- Global surface temperature near-record high
- Global upper ocean heat content record high
- Global sea level highest on record
- Arctic minimum sea ice extent near-record low
- Antarctic experiences record-long ozone hole

08/22/2021

Stay safe!

This program will be pre-recorded and played in the Museum Education Center, Building 76, Washington Navy Yard. It will ...
08/18/2021

This program will be pre-recorded and played in the Museum Education Center, Building 76, Washington Navy Yard. It will also be streamed on the National Museum of the US Navy page.

Submit questions for the speaker to [email protected]

Mask Guidelines: A mask is required for all visitors while inside the museum or while attending any programs. A mask is not required (if you are fully vaccinated) anywhere outside on the Washington Navy Yard grounds. Social distancing will be observed for all inside seated public programs.

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In conjunction with the museum’s exhibition Treasures of NOAA’s Ark, “Sammy” Paul Orlando, Superintendent, Mallows Bay-Potomac River NMS, will talk about the sanctuary’s infamous “ghost fleet.” The sanctuary is a maritime heritage site that commemorates the Ghost Fleet – the remains of more than 100 wooden vessels built as part of U.S. engagement in WWI.

Sammy has been with NOAA since 1983 and with NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries since 2002. He is co-located with NOAA’s Chesapeake Bay Office in Annapolis MD where he worked with a diverse network of communities throughout the Chesapeake region to bring about the designation of Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary in 2019. Now as Sanctuary Superintendent he works to expand awareness, interpretation and stewardship of this area’s people, culture, and heritage dating back thousands of years.

Photo courtesy of Matt McIntosh/NOAA

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Note: Due to security requirements at the Washington Navy Yard, you will need to be es**rted onto the base then to the museum building. If taking Metro, exit the Navy Yard/Ballpark stop. Exit the metro then walk to the base entrance at 6th and M Street SE (about 10 minutes). Plan to arrive at the gate by 11am. A museum educator will be there to bring you onto the base and to the museum. The last pick-up from the gate will be 11:20am. If you need to contact the museum on the day of the program, call our front desk at 202.685.0589.

Parking Option: If driving, we recommend you use the nearby Harris Teeters underground parking garage (401 M Street SE). Parking is free for 90 minutes. Once you park, you will need to go into the store and validate your ticket. Keep your ticket because you will need it to exit the garage. After validating your ticket, exit the store and walk to the 6th and M Street entrance of the Navy Yard. Wait on the sidewalk outside the entrance gate. A museum educator will be at the gate to es**rt you onto the base and to the museum.

#BrownBagBrief #NMUSN #NOAA #MallowsBay #GhostFleet

This program will be pre-recorded and played in the Museum Education Center, Building 76, Washington Navy Yard. It will also be streamed on the National Museum of the US Navy page.

Submit questions for the speaker to [email protected]

Mask Guidelines: A mask is required for all visitors while inside the museum or while attending any programs. A mask is not required (if you are fully vaccinated) anywhere outside on the Washington Navy Yard grounds. Social distancing will be observed for all inside seated public programs.

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In conjunction with the museum’s exhibition Treasures of NOAA’s Ark, “Sammy” Paul Orlando, Superintendent, Mallows Bay-Potomac River NMS, will talk about the sanctuary’s infamous “ghost fleet.” The sanctuary is a maritime heritage site that commemorates the Ghost Fleet – the remains of more than 100 wooden vessels built as part of U.S. engagement in WWI.

Sammy has been with NOAA since 1983 and with NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries since 2002. He is co-located with NOAA’s Chesapeake Bay Office in Annapolis MD where he worked with a diverse network of communities throughout the Chesapeake region to bring about the designation of Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary in 2019. Now as Sanctuary Superintendent he works to expand awareness, interpretation and stewardship of this area’s people, culture, and heritage dating back thousands of years.

Photo courtesy of Matt McIntosh/NOAA

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Note: Due to security requirements at the Washington Navy Yard, you will need to be es**rted onto the base then to the museum building. If taking Metro, exit the Navy Yard/Ballpark stop. Exit the metro then walk to the base entrance at 6th and M Street SE (about 10 minutes). Plan to arrive at the gate by 11am. A museum educator will be there to bring you onto the base and to the museum. The last pick-up from the gate will be 11:20am. If you need to contact the museum on the day of the program, call our front desk at 202.685.0589.

Parking Option: If driving, we recommend you use the nearby Harris Teeters underground parking garage (401 M Street SE). Parking is free for 90 minutes. Once you park, you will need to go into the store and validate your ticket. Keep your ticket because you will need it to exit the garage. After validating your ticket, exit the store and walk to the 6th and M Street entrance of the Navy Yard. Wait on the sidewalk outside the entrance gate. A museum educator will be at the gate to es**rt you onto the base and to the museum.

#BrownBagBrief #NMUSN #NOAA #MallowsBay #GhostFleet

08/11/2021

In case you haven't already discovered it, NOAA @scienceonasphere has a newly redesigned website for SOS and SOS Explorer! Every section of the website has been redone, including the data catalog. Be sure to check it this #NOAAResourceOfTheDay!

https://sos.noaa.gov/

Check out this podcast! Learn more about NOAA’s services and products!
08/10/2021

Check out this podcast! Learn more about NOAA’s services and products!

You may have heard that we're phasing out some paper charts in Alaska. In a recent #podcast, we talked with NOAA Corps Capt. EJ Van Den Ameele, chief of Coast Survey's marine chart division, to learn how this transition will affect mariners and why electronic charts offer many advantages over paper. And if you still need paper charts, Coast Survey has you covered. We talk about how an online tool called NOAA Custom Chart makes it easy to export printable charts for all maritime areas.
Tune in: https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/podcast/apr21/nop46-custom-chart.html

Take time to be prepared!
07/25/2021

Take time to be prepared!

Make a severe weather plan before you need it! Your family may not be together when a disaster strikes, so it is important to plan in advance: how you will get to a safe place, how you will contact one another, how you will get back together, and what you will do in different situations. To find out how, visit ready.gov/make-a-plan

07/05/2021

OVER THE CARIBBEAN- Sunrise on July 4, 2021 seen from the flight station of NOAA WP-3D Orion #NOAA42 “Kermit” heading to TS #Elsa. Credit: Lt. Cmdr. Rannenberg, NOAA Corps. Follow NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center for latest forecast and advisories.
#FlyNOAA #aviation #sunrise

Welcome home!!
06/23/2021

Welcome home!!

JUST IN: Richard (Rick) W. Spinrad, Ph.D., -- an internationally renowned scientist with four decades of ocean, atmosphere, and climate science and policy expertise -- was sworn in today (virtually) by U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo as the under secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and the 11th NOAA administrator. https://www.noaa.gov/news-release/richard-w-spinrad-sworn-in-as-noaa-administrator

This follows his confirmation by the U.S. Senate on June 17, 2021.

Welcome back to NOAA, Dr. Spinrad, and congratulations!

It’s World Hydrography Day!! #noaa
06/21/2021

It’s World Hydrography Day!! #noaa

What exactly is hydrography? It’s the science of measuring the depth and features of bodies of water. Hydrographic maps with accurate information on water depth, the shape of the seafloor and coastline, possible obstructions, and physical features of water bodies, are essential to safe and efficient maritime transportation.
https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/hydrography.html #30DaysofOcean #OceanMonthNOAA #OceanMonth2021 #WorldHydrographyDay NOAA Coast Survey

It All Started in a Shed
06/03/2021
It All Started in a Shed

It All Started in a Shed

In celebration of our 150th anniversary, we are highlighting people and activities that helped build the foundation of fisheries and marine science. Public and private funds enabled the U.S. Fish Commission to build its first permanent facilities.

Photos from The NOAA Hurricane Hunters's post
05/20/2021

Photos from The NOAA Hurricane Hunters's post

Great project funded in part by the NOAA Heritage Program. Check it out!
05/17/2021
Voices from Florida's Changing Coral Reefs

Great project funded in part by the NOAA Heritage Program. Check it out!

Florida’s Coral Reefs are incredibly unique and beautiful, but they are also rapidly changing. Hear first-hand accounts of the challenges and successes facing Florida’s Coral Reefs from the scientists, divers, and anglers committed to its recovery.

05/12/2021

Our program was established in April 2001 to explore our largely unknown ocean, and we've been heading downward ever since.
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This year, we're celebrating 20 years of NOAA Ocean Exploration...and looking ahead to the next 20. Cheers!
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https://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/20years/welcome.html

Are you prepared?
05/10/2021

Are you prepared?

It's Day 2 of National Hurricane Preparedness Week. The first thing you need to do is find out if you live in a hurricane evacuation zone. If you do, now is the time to begin planning where you would go and how you would get there. You do not need to travel hundreds of miles, but have multiple options. Your destination could be a friend or relative who doesn’t live in an evacuation zone. If you live in a well-built home outside the evacuation zone, your safest place may be to remain home. Be sure to account for your pets in your plan. As hurricane season approaches, listen to local officials on questions related to how you may need to adjust any evacuation plans based on the latest health and safety guidelines from the CDC and your local officials. www.hurricanes.gov/prepare

Thank you!!
05/08/2021

Thank you!!

Congratulations to you both!!
04/20/2021

Congratulations to you both!!

Coast Survey held a Change of Command Ceremony today, Tuesday, April 20, 2021, honoring the outstanding leadership and retirement of outgoing Coast Survey Director Rear Adm. Shepard M. Smith, and welcoming incoming Director Rear Adm. Richard T. Brennan. Coast Survey wishes Rear Adm. Smith fair winds and following seas!
https://nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/updates/gallery/

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04/20/2021

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