Photo by Lt.Cmdr. Bobby Dixon, 03.15.2023 — Naval Oceanography in coordination with CTF-52, Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 15, Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, Sequoia Scientific, Inc. and the Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO) dropped a slocum glider out the back of a helicopter as part of a proof of concept.

Naval Oceanography preps new plan for deploying ‘the right mix’ of crewed and uncrewed platforms

"Hopefully, in the next several months, we'll have some product that we can pass out to industry,” the undersea warfare program manager at NAVO said at the…
U.S. Naval Meteorology and Oceanography (Naval Oceanography) representation from U.S. National Ice Center (USNIC) were part of personnel aboard the USCGC Healy to successfully deploy Sofar Ocean spotter-buoys during its patrol to the North Pole in the summer of 2022. (Photo by Jonathan Holloway).

Navy gaining access to global network of data-collecting buoys via new CRADA

DefenseScoop was briefed on Naval Oceanography’s new five-year agreement with the startup Sofar Ocean.
A Sailor assigned to the Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Sioux City (LCS 11) looks through the ship’s binoculars during an outbound sea and anchor detail from San Juan, Puerto Rico, Nov. 27, 2021. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Juel Foster/Released)

A first look at Naval Oceanography’s new ‘North Star’ data strategy

DefenseScoop recently received an exclusive briefing on the new guidance and how it might evolve.
Fleet Survey Team (FST) sailors and a civilian conducted five hydrographic surveys of confirmed and unconfirmed submerged World War II era aircraft off the coast of Pensacola, Florida using a multi-beam echo sounder on behalf of Naval History and Heritage Command, Aug. 7, 2022. FST, comprised of approximately 65 military and civilian members, is a rapid-response team with capabilities to conduct quick-turnaround hydrographic surveys anywhere in the world. Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command directs and oversees more than 2,500 globally-distributed military and civilian personnel who collect, process and exploit environmental information to assist Fleet and Joint Commanders in all warfare areas to make better decisions faster than the adversary. (Photo by Lt. Cmdr. Bobby Dixon)

Navy oceanography enterprise adopts new, ‘first of its kind’ data strategy 

DefenseScoop got an exclusive background briefing on this new guidance, which was officially signed in March but has yet to be publicly released.