NOAA National Ocean Service Remote Sensing Applications and Concept of Operations
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is the primary civilian ocean agency in the United States. To meet its mission, the agency addresses coastal and ocean challenges on a daily basis focusing on issues ranging from genomics to coastal inundation. Comprised of 11 programmatic lines, NOAA's National Ocean Service (NOS) has a wide-range set of inter-related challenges extending from management of estuaries and marine protected areas to operational oceanography and
... . To meet these challenges, remote sensing technologies play a critical role in the NOS' ability to assess, monitor, and predict changes in environmental and biogeochemical parameters which support specific applications. In this presentation, we identify NOS ocean and coastal remote sensing requirements and describe progress towards the unified concept of operations initiated in 2004. The processes used in key remote sensing applications areas are illustrated in terms of their end-to-end processing systems. Finally, we show how NOS partners with other agencies, academia, and industry to achieve its remote sensing mission most effectively. National Marine Sanctuary Program Office of Response and Restoration Office of Ocean and Coastal and Resource Management Public reporting burden for the collection of information is estimated to average 1 hour per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to Washington Headquarters Services, Directorate for Information Operations and Reports, 1215 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 1204, Arlington VA 22202-4302. Respondents should be aware that notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person shall be subject to a penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information if it does not display a currently valid OMB control number.