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Welcome to the NOAA Mission Log.

Here you will find regular updates to give you an inside look at our vessels and their crews, describe the work on board and the observations being made by the scientific personnel.

Current Mission

The NOAA Ship PISCES, a 209-foot research vessel, has embarked on a 10-day mission in the northern Gulf of Mexico as part of the federal Unified Command response to the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill. Carrying a NOAA crew of 24 and a scientific complement of nine scientists from Texas A&M University and the University of California at Santa Barbara, its scientific mission is to track the fate of the oil that may remain in the deep water of the Gulf.  Pisces is part of the NOAA fleet of research vessels and aircraft operated by the NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations.

For more information, please visit http://www.noaa.gov and http://www.restorethegulf.gov.

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Pisces is part of the NOAA fleet of research vessels and aircraft operated by the NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations.