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Sea-Air-Space: How Autonomy Supports NOAA’s Mission to Map Uncharted Waters

NOAA’s Office of Marine and Aviation Operations is using on onboard tools and technology to maintain maritime power.

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Rear Admiral Chad Cary

Nearly 40% of the ocean has not been mapped using the latest resources and tools. Exploring the ocean is critical to maritime power for the U.S. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office of Marine and Aviation Operations is at the forefront of mapping the ocean via its fleet of research ships and specialized data-collecting aircraft.

At Sea-Air-Space in National Harbor, Maryland, Rear Adm. Chad Cary, the office’s deputy director for operations, discusses how his office is using technology like uncrewed systems for environmental intelligence and how cooperation with other agencies help support the maritime mission across the world.

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