Updated IOOS Association Website

We are proud to announce the launch of our new updated website! Our strategy is to make coastal observing information easily available and be a supporting resource for IOOS outreach, documents, news and more. Please “pardon our dust” as we are fine-tuning the details.

White House OSTP releases Animal Telemetry Network Implementation Plan

The The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy released the U.S. Animal Telemetry Network Implementation Plan, a blueprint for coordinating aquatic animal telemetry research, operations and data management in the U.S. Read more on the IOOS website.

Congratulations to Emily Patrolia

Emily Patrolia, the Director of Government Relations for the MARACOOS, was selected as a legislative Knauss Fellowship for 2017. She will be working with the majority staff of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. IOOS Association looks forward to working with her on ICOOS Reauthorization.  For more information on the other Knaus Fellows please click here.

PacIOOS Job Opportunity

New job opening for JIMAR PacIOOS Data Applications Specialist. Apply before January 13, 2017 to support the data management functions for JIMAR (at NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center) and PacIOOS. Job duty tasks include: database support, coordinate data management tools and applications, and develop and implement new ways to make data easy-to-access. Click here to read more >

IOOS at the Maritime Alliance's BlueTech week

IOOS participated in the Maritime Alliance's BlueTech week and focused on “Case Studies of Collaboration”.  Read More >

Congratulations to MARACOOS!

MARACOOS is the third Regional Association to be certified by the IOOS Program Office as a Regional Information Coordinating Entity. Certification is a key milestone in the establishment of a full IOOS system. Certification means that MARACOOS is providing high-quality observations that meet national standards. MARACOOS joins PacIOOS and GLOS as certified RAs. All other RAs are preparing applications. Congratulations to MARACOOS on meeting this important goal.

IOOS Fall Meeting

This year, AOOS hosted the Annual Fall IOOS meeting in Anchorage to discuss how IOOS can better fill critical gaps in the nation’s observing network. Persistent gaps in observations is affecting our ability to respond to assess and minimize risk from flooding, safe navigation, harmful algal blooms, coastal acidification and hazards. Read More >

Senate Passes ICOOS Reauthorization

The Senate passes bill to reauthorize the Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System (ICOOS) Act. The ICOOS Act establishes U.S. a coordinated federal and non-federal approach to coastal ocean observing system. Read More >

Putting a Focus on Coastal and Ocean Acidification

Shellfish growers and fishermen from Alaska to Maine are concerned about the affects of acidifying waters. To understand how ocean acidification is impacting the different regions of the country, IOOS RAs have formed regional coastal acidification networks. Read More >

Observing Storms in Real Time

In October, Hurricane Mathew, with winds up to 140 mph, devastated the east coast from the Caribbean to the mid-Atlantic. It was the first category 5 Hurricane to hit the east coast since 2007. Real-time data on winds, waves and other ocean conditions from IOOS assisted weather forecasters, emergency managers and homeowners to understand and respond to hazardous conditions. Read More >