Gulf Science Monitor
NOAA Ships, Planes & Assets
NOAA’s response and assessment of the Deepwater Horizon spill included our ships on the water, planes in the air, and oceanographic equipment in the water.  Although many of these platforms weren’t designed to conduct oil spill-specific research, they were quickly reconfigured and mobilized to collect a wide variety of data to inform scientific efforts and the recovery and restoration of the Gulf.


  • NOAA Ship Delaware II

  • NOAA Ship Gordon Gunter

  • NOAA Ship Henry B. Bigelow

  • NOAA Ship Nancy Foster

  • NOAA Ship Oregon II

  • NOAA Ship Pisces

  • NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown

  • NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson

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NOAA Ship Pisces

NOAA Ship Pisces


  • DeHavilland Twin Otter DHC-6 N46RF, N56RF, N57RF

  • Gulfstream IV NR49RF - "Gonzo"

  • King Air BE-350ER

  • WP-3D Orion NR42RF - "Hurricane Hunter"

  • WP-3D Orion NR43RF - "Hurricane Hunter"

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Lockheed WP-3D Orion

WP-3D Orion NR42RF - "Hurricane Hunter"