National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
United States Department of Commerce

Mission

Record and measure geophysical, biological, meteorological, cryogenic and anthropogenic sound sources throughout the global ocean using innovative acoustic technologies and sensor platforms to characterize ocean soundscapes that inform stakeholders and the public on the health of marine ecosystems.

What's New

September 17, 2019
An underwater hydrophone prior to deployment in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

Staging an autonomous underwater hydrophone for deployment in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. 

September 17, 2019

Storms, boat traffic, animal noises and more contribute to the underwater sound environment in the ocean, even in areas considered protected, a new study from Oregon State University, Cornelle University, National Park Service, and NOAA PMEL and NOAA Fisheries scientists shows.

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In this episode of AGU's podcast, Bob Dziak, head of NOAA PMEL’s acoustics program, describes the sounds scientists study with their... more

Researchers from the University of Granada lead an international project to study two submarine volcanoes in Antarctica with great... more