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Operational Oceanography

The Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (NMOC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are leaders in operational oceanography with a workforce footprint, a combination of civilian, military, and contractor personnel, spread across the country and around the world. While science and technology are always at the foundation of operational oceanography programs, the mission of each organization provides the purpose, focus, and application. With significant overlap in the collection and application of meteorological and oceanographic data, NMOC and NOAA partner together to support ANTX as the culminating event to the OCEANS 23 conference and see it as an opportunity to maintain competitive technical advantage, while also supporting outreach to the broader scientific and academic communities.


Laurie Jugan
Oceans Co-Chair
Program Director | Mississippi Enterprise for Technology


Rear Admiral Ronald J. Piret
Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command | US Navy

Dr. William Burnett
Director | National Data Buoy Center