The NOAA Ship Fairweather is a hydrographic survey ship conducting surveys and scientific work to update the nautical charts guiding Americas maritime economy.
For official information on NOAA ship Fairweather please visit: http://www.moc.noaa.gov/fa
The Fairweather is designed and outfitted primarily for conducting hydrographic surveys in support of nautical charting, but is capable of many other missions in support of NOAA programs. The ship is equipped with the latest in hydrographic survey technology – multi-beam survey systems; high-speed, high-resolution side-scan sonar; position and orientation systems, hydrographic survey launches, and an on-board data-processing server. Increased mission space and deck machinery enable Fairweather to be tasked with anything from buoy operations to fisheries research cruises.