December 19, 2006 – Silver Spring, Maryland
The 200th rollout was a time for all the hard work of NOAA employees to shine. At the rollout, NOAA kicked off a year-long celebration of the anniversary of the 1807 founding of the Coast and Geodetic Survey, the establishment of which set in motion a 200-year legacy of science, service, and stewardship.
The 200th kickoff event was held in Silver Spring, Maryland. Everything came together to create a fantastic afternoon of honoring those who have given so much of their time to NOAA. This event was also the grand unveiling of the 200th Celebration Web Site, as well as the announcement of the winners of NOAA photo contest.
About 300 people were in attendance at the event, which included a speech from NOAA Administrator Vice Admiral Conrad C. Lautenbacher.
Vice Admiral Lautenbacher chimes in with the National Ocean Service Band during the celebration.
Fred Gorell poses next to his photograph, which received an honorable mention award.
Vice Admiral Lautenbacher glances at the winning images from the NOAA photo contest.