The goal of the site, as articulated in their first post is to provide:
… regular updates to give you an inside look at our vessels and their crews, describe the work on board and the observations being made by the scientific personnel. Beginning today the NOAA Ship Pisces, operated by the NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations will report from the Gulf of Mexico. Stay tuned!
Recently they’ve been posting updates from the scientists at sea in the Gulf of Mexico. Those scientist are performing subsurface monitoring as part of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response.
[ Visit missionlog.noaa.gov ]