IOOS Association Informational Briefing

On February 26, 2015, The IOOS Association, in cooperation with the House Oceans Caucus, sponsored an informational briefing in the Rayburn House Office Building entitled “Making a Difference: The Integrated Ocean Observing System (US IOOS).” Moderated by NOS Acting Assistant Administrator Russell Callender, the event provided an overview of the IOOS system, as well as briefings from user perspectives. Over 50 people attended the briefing. Presentations included

  • An overview of IOOS by Ru Morrison, Director of the Northeast Regional Association of Coastal and Ocean Observing Systems (NERACOOS);
  • High Frequency Radar Applications for Search and Rescue and Homeland Security by Dr. Scott Glenn of Rutgers University;
  • Maritime Commerce, by Captain David Gelinas of the Penobscot Bay and River Pilots;
  • Managing Harmful Algal Blooms, by Dr. Andrew Reich, Florida Department of Health;
  • Public-Private partnerships in Ocean Observing by Kris Lynch of Shell Exploration and Production Company.