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Contact Office of Marine and Aviation Operations

NOAA's Office of Marine and Aviation Operations (OMAO) manages and operates NOAA's fleet of ships and aircraft. Comprised of civilians and officers of the NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps, OMAO also manages the NOAA Diving Program and the NOAA Small Boat Program. NOAA and OMAO are part of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Headquarters Address

Office of Marine and Aviation Operations
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
1315 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Front Desk: 301-713-1045

OMAO Operating Units

Visit the pages below for contact information for each OMAO operating unit:

Aircraft Operations

Marine (Ship) Operations

NOAA Diving Program

NOAA Small Boat Program

NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps

For media and public inquiries regarding NOAA ships, aircraft, uncrewed systems, NOAA diving, and the NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps, please contact

For a full list of NOAA public affairs contacts, please visit:

General NOAA Resources

Frequently requested NOAA resources, including contact information for other NOAA offices, may be found on the main NOAA website ( at

Employment Information

To learn about job opportunities with OMAO, including NOAA professional mariner jobs, please visit our Careers page.

Website Comments and Questions

Please send any comments or questions regarding this website to the OMAO Webmaster at Please do not include any personally identifiable information or attachments. Please send any comments or questions regarding to the NOAA Webmaster staff at Links to third-party websites does not necessarily imply OMAO, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce, or U.S. Government endorsement of products or services offered by those organizations.