New Director for NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research

Posted: 10/27/2011 in all marine news

Hydro International – 

Tim Arcano, an ocean engineer with extensive experience in naval submarine and submersible design and engineering, has been selected as director of NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER).

A key element of OER is the Okeanos Explorer Program, which combines America’s ship for ocean exploration, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer, with shore-based high-speed networks and infrastructure for live communications to scientists and other audiences ashore.

The Okeanos Explorer connects to shore-based high-speed networks and infrastructure for live communications, including HD video of the seafloor, to scientists and other audiences ashore. It is the only federal programme dedicated to systematic telepresence-enabled exploration of the world ocean.

Arcano is to take on his role from 7th November 2011. OER provides direction to NOAA and advises the US Department of Commerce in the field of ocean exploration, research, and advanced technology development.

Previously, he was deputy chief of nuclear safety at the Department of Energy where he spearheaded initiatives on safety -in-design of nuclear facilities and project management.

He also served as technical director for the VIRGINIA Class Submarine Program.

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