Scientific Committee for
Oceanographic Aircraft Research

Committee Members:

Daniel Schwartz University of Washington
Ro Bailey Univsersity of Alaska Fairbanks
Raphael Kudela UC Santa Cruz
Phil McGillivary US Coast Guard
David Fisichella Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Luc Lenain Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Bob Bluth, (ex-officio) CIRPAS, Naval Postgraduate School
Haflidi Jonsson, (ex-officio) CIRPAS, Naval Postgraduate School
Roy Woods, (ex-officio) CIRPAS, Naval Postgraduate School
Steven Hartz, RVTEC Rep (ex-officio) University of Alaska

SCOAR Information:

SCOAR Terms of Reference (UNOLS Charter - Annex VIII
UNOLS Charter - Annex II
Guidelines for Incorporating New Assets and Operators as UNOLS Oceanographic Aircraft Facilities

SCOAR Meeting Minutes

June 4-5, 2014 - Meeting Agenda

November 2005 meeting minutes
June 27-28, 2013 - Meeting Presentations
August 14-14, 2012 - Meeting Minutes
June 23-24, 2011 - Meeting Minutes
June 22-23, 2010 - Meeting Minutes
February 22, 2010 - Town Hall
April 2005 meeting minutes
June 11, 2009 - Phone Meeting
November 2004 meeting minutes
November 2006 meeting minutes
March 2004 meeting minutes
May 2006 meeting minutes
October 2003 meeting minutes

SCOAR Highlights and Activities

SCOAR Member, Phil McGillivary is recognized for his advocacy and support of the use of unmanned aircraft operations in support of Arctic operations.

UNOLS/SCOAR Booth at the 2012 Ocean Sciences Meeting - February 20-24: Click here to see the videos that were on display.

SCOAR Publications and Other Documents of Interest

Video and Pictures: USCG 130 Overflies Polar Star - NOAA and UW APL Gathering air, water data above the Arctic Circlein July 2013

FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 -- "Arctic" Language

Chukchi and Beaufort Seas Airspace Traffic & Safety Study, April 2012, prepared by SAIC

DoD future Unmanned Systems Plan, incl. UAS:

McGillivary, P.A. 2010. Design Considerations for Launch & Recovery of Autonomous Systems from Ships, including Coast Guard Icebreakers. Procs. Launch & Recovery 2010, Dec.8,9, Arlington, VA.

UNOLS Establishes SCOAR to Promote Research Aircraft Facilities for U.S. Ocean Sciences - Published in Oceanography Vol 17, No. 4

UNOLS Oceanographic Aircraft Facility Information:

Center for Interdisciplinary Remotely-Piloted Aircraft Studies (CIRPAS)

Request for use of Cirpas Aircraft/Facility:

Pelican OPV

Altus ST UAV

UV-18a 'Twin Otter'

Other Federal Research Aircraft Facilities and Information:

Federal Research Aircraft Brochure

Department of Energy (DOE):
  Federal Aviation Administration (FAA):
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA):
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA):
Information for requests:

National Science Foundation (NSF):
Information for requests:
Office of Naval Research (ONR),
Department of Defense:
U.S. Naval Research Lab (NRL):

Updated 06/06/2011