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Ship Tracker

Marine Operations, NOAA's Office of Marine and Aviation Operations

NOS Special Projects

Improved NOAA Ship Tracker Now Available

Track NOAA's Fleet Via Web Browser, Google Earth

November 29, 2011

NOAA's Ship Tracker allows anyone to find out where NOAA's hydrographic survey, oceanographic research, and fisheries research vessels are located in near real-time.

Want to know where NOAA's fleet of ships are located right now? With NOAA's newly improved Ship Tracker, it's now easier than ever.

This month, the National Ocean Service's Special Projects Office launched a major update to NOAA's Ship Tracker website, serving up a redesigned interface and performance improvements that make this tool faster and easier to use.

Ship Tracker provides near real-time positioning for NOAA's fleet of large ships along with weather conditions at those locations. In addition, current locations of ships are available as a download (known as a KML feed) that can be imported into Google Earth.

Ship locations are maintained on the Ship Tracker website for one year.