Naval Oceanographic Office
The Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO) is responsible for providing oceanographic products and services to all elements of the Department of Defense (DoD). NAVOCEANO is located at John C. Stennis Space Center (SSC) in south Mississippi. From data collection through production and analysis, NAVOCEANO provides the warfighter the best available knowledge of the maritime battlespace. This includes tailored oceanographic, hydrographic, bathymetric, geophysical, and acoustic products and services to DoD customers worldwide that aid in safe navigation and effective mission planning.
Organization — NAVOCEANO reports operationally to Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, SSC, and administratively to Commander, Naval Information Forces, Suffolk, VA, which are both aligned under United States Fleet Forces Command in Norfolk, VA. A subordinate command to NAVOCEANO is the Fleet Survey Team, also based at SSC.
Our Mission — We optimize seapower by applying relevant oceanographic knowledge in support of U.S. National Security.
Our Vision — We will assure the Navy's oceanographic knowledge superiority and reduce risk by providing the forecast battlespace through smart collection, focused analysis, and responsive delivery.