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NOAA aerial imagery from Youngstown, Florida, showing a “help” sign made out of trees. A Florida family awaiting assistance after Hurricane Michael was discovered after the sign was photographed by a National Geodetic Survey aerial team and then viewed by a family member.
After a Hurricane Hits: NOAA’s Emergency Response Aerial Imagery

Since the early 1900’s the National Geodetic Survey has been taking photographs from airplanes to capture the Earth below. We talk with two NOAA experts about their role in emergency response imagery collection after hurricanes, and what it provides for the public.

Print shows congestion of horse-drawn carts and wagons overburdened with merchandise on Dock Street, also handcarts, teamsters and longshoremen, and railroad locomotives and cars for hauling goods from ships to markets, includes many wholesale buildings and a transportation terminal, and the masts of many ships docked along the waterfront.
Ahoy! Top 10 Nautical Phrases Explained

Did you know many phrases that we use today have nautical origins?

Destruction in Key West, Florida, following Hurricane Irma in September 2017. (Credit: U.S. Coast Guard)
Disaster Preparedness Program

How the National Ocean Service facilitates internal communication, coordination, and preparation for all types of unforeseen disasters.

a stormy ocean scene

Meteotsunamis occur all over the world — including the Great Lakes — but scientists are just beginning to better detect and understand them.

an ocean glider
Ocean Gliders

Ocean gliders are autonomous underwater vehicles used to collect valuable ocean data, including information about hurricanes.

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NOAA Ocean Podcast:

  1. After a Hurricane Hits: NOAA’s Emergency Response Aerial Imagery
    17 Dec 2019
  2. The Nautical Origins of 10 Popular Phrases
    23 Oct 2019
  3. NOAA's Disaster Preparedness Program
    7 Aug 2019
  4. Meteotsunamis: State of the Science
    11 Jul 2019
  5. Ocean Gliders: How NOAA uses autonomous technology to help predict hurricane intensity
    30 May 2019
  6. Navigating the Sea is Safer, More Efficient With Digital Charts
    25 Apr 2019
  7. Making it Count
    21 Mar 2019
  8. Lionfish Invasion
    28 Feb 2019
  9. Fa’a Samoa: The Samoan Way (Part One)
    4 Dec 2018
  10. Fa’a Samoa: The Samoan Way (Part Two)
    4 Dec 2018
  11. All About HABS: Uncovering the Mystery of Harmful Algal Blooms
    14 Nov 2018
  12. Remote Control
    24 Oct 2018
  13. Ocean Noise
    29 Aug 2018
  14. Breaking Down Barriers: Natural Infrastructure
    28 Jun 2018
  15. National Ocean Service's Role in Hurricane Prep, Response, and Recovery
    24 May 2018
  16. Motion in the Ocean: Tides and Currents
    26 Apr 2018
  17. Garbage Patches: How Gyres Take Our Trash Out to Sea
    22 Mar 2018
  18. Dealing with Dead Zones: Hypoxia in the Ocean
    22 Feb 2018
  19. Geodesy: The Invisible Backbone of Navigation
    18 Jan 2018
  20. Marine Debris in Alaska
    16 Nov 2017
  21. Reef Resilience
    23 Aug 2017
  22. Ocean Current Surveys 101
    27 Jul 2017
  23. Historical Maps and Charts
    21 Jul 2017
  24. Celebrating 100 Years of NOAA Corps
    25 May 2017
  25. Marine Animal Telemetry
    11 May 2017
  26. Restoration at Industrial Waste Sites
    4 May 2017
  27. Volunteering with our National Marine Sanctuaries
    17 Apr 2017
  28. GPS on Bench Marks
    23 Mar 2017
  29. Picking the Right Spot: Offshore Wind Energy
    1 Mar 2017
  30. Marine Life Counts: The U.S. Marine Biodiversity Observation Network
    19 Jan 2017
  31. Listen up: What you need to know about ocean noise.
    8 Dec 2016
  32. Reef Resilience
    22 Sep 2016
  33. Connecting the Dots: Corals and Humans
    15 Sep 2016
  34. Ocean Economy
    18 Aug 2016
  35. Bringing Wetlands to Market: the Power of Blue Carbon in a Changing Climate
    4 Aug 2016
  36. Microplastics
    30 Jun 2016
  37. Harmful Algal Bloom Forecasting
    5 May 2016
  38. Remembering the Titanic
    15 Apr 2016
  39. Living Shorelines
    7 Apr 2016
  40. Connecting the Dots Between Corals and Humans
    24 Mar 2016
  41. Shipwreck Detective
    17 Feb 2016
  42. Alaska: Marine Debris in the Wilderness
    28 Jan 2016
  43. How Invasive Species Are Introduced
    21 Jan 2016
  44. Exploring Hawaii's Coral Reefs
    3 Dec 2015
  45. Marine Debris Movement
    24 Nov 2015
  46. A Healthy Eelgrass Meadow is Restored
    29 Oct 2015
  47. Nuisance Flooding
    22 Oct 2015
  48. Vertical Mapping and Atomic Clocks
    24 Sep 2015
  49. Coral Bleaching
    17 Sep 2015
  50. Hurricane Katrina: 10 Years Later
    27 Aug 2015
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