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March 18 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Patrons of the Newport 60+ Activity Center are invited to join us on a tour of a NOAA ship on Monday, March 18, at 9:30 a.m. Because the van will be in use for another trip, and this in the only day that works for NOAA, we will be carpooling to the NOAA facility.
The NOAA Marine Operations Center-Pacific (MOC-P) serves as a home port for two NOAA ships, the Rainier and the Bell M. Shimada, and provides administrative, engineering, maintenance, and logistical support to NOAA’s Pacific fleet.
The ships in NOAA’s Pacific fleet collect data essential to protecting marine mammals, coral reefs and historic shipwrecks, managing commercial marine fish stocks, understanding climate processes, and producing nautical charts that help keep mariners safe. NOAA ships also deploy and help maintain buoys that gather oceanographic and weather information and warn of tsunamis.
The Newport facility also houses the Marine Operations directorate, which oversees the Pacific, Pacific-Islands, and Atlantic marine centers and all NOAA ship operations.
The tour is limited to 10 persons, so please sign up early. For more information, or to sign up for the tour, stop by our office located at 20 SE 2nd St, Newport, OR, or call 541-265-9617. To see a complete listing of trips, events, classes and presentations visit our website. Find us on Facebook.