UAS Policy Resources

NOAA Unmanned Aircraft System Data Management Plan

Document Purpose
This document outlines a plan for managing data and information recorded, collected, or otherwise generated by the NOAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Program for all systems with enclosures for each of the platforms, sensors and applications as required. Enclosure one will focus on the Global Hawk and supporting atmospheric sensors which will be assessed during its SHOUT missions in Fiscal Year 2014-17. This plan is intended to support a comprehensive and standardized approach to identifying, acquiring, displaying, archiving, and publishing UAS mission data and information.

Document Authority
NOAA environmental and geospatial data are maintained in accordance with applicable Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, including OMB Circulars A-16 and A-130; Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) approved data standards; the Geospatial Profile of the Federal Enterprise Architecture; federal law related to records management within federal agencies – Sections 3101-3107 of Title 44 of the United States Code (44 U.S.C. 3101-3107); the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.); and the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Records Management Regulations – Parts 1220-1238 of Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations (36 CFR 1220-1238); NOAA Administrative Issuance NAO 205-17 and NAO 212-15; and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (28 U.S.C. § 2072). NOAA Information Access and Dissemination establishes policy for distributing scientific and technical publications and ensuring compliance with NOAA’s mission to provide environmental information to its user communities. NOAA Management of Environmental and Geospatial Data and Information provide high-level direction that guides procedures, decisions, and actions regarding environmental data and information management throughout NOAA.

NOAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems Privacy Policy
NOAA Administrative Order 216-104A - Management and utilization of aircraft (to include UAS)
UAS Handbook which is a supplement to NOA 216-104A
AOC UAS Policy - Operations center policy and guidance.
Responsible Marine Wildlife Viewing
Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Responsible Use to Help Protect Marine Mammals
Research using Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Permits
Resource Issues: Aircraft, Model Aircraft, & Drones
Sanctuaries -- Pilots: Know Before You Go!