We provide scientific and engineering expertise to conduct applied research, development, engineering, consulting, and operations services for NOAA Fisheries programs.

We provide support to program managers and policymakers in developing state-of-the-art scientific models, selecting advanced technologies for development (e.g., unmanned platforms), and determining whether or not further program performance information is needed. We also identify and apply appropriate methodologies and research designs needed to test particular technologies or answer a specific research question. Our tasks pertain (but are not limited) to structural, electrical, electronic, or mechanical components, systems or scientific equipment. Additionally, we analyze data and develop final reports of results and recommendations.