IOOS Regional Associations Partner on Resilience Projects

Four US IOOS Regional Associations are collaborators on the Regional Coastal Resilience Grants awarded by NOAA's National Ocean Service this summer. The grants support regional approaches to using science-based solutions for addressing risks from coastal flooding, extreme weather events, and changing environmental conditions. PacIOOS, SECOORA, MARACOOS and NERACOOS will work with partners in their respective regions to develop new tools for communities. Read More >

Job Announcement: CariCOOS Postdoctoral Researcher

CariCOOS is seeking an outstanding postdoctoral candidate to help lead ocean observing and oceanographic modeling efforts for the US-Caribbean waters. The successful candidate must hold a PhD in oceanography, ocean or coastal engineering or related disciplines with emphasis on ocean observing technology, field observations and numerical modeling of oceanographic processes.

Interested candidates can apply by sending a CV and the name and contact information of three references to CARICOOS Technical Director Miguel Canals ( and Deputy Director Sylvia Rodríguez ( The position will remain open until fulfilled. Access full announcement here.

IOOS Featured on Senate Ocean Panel

Ru Morrison, NERACOOS Executive Director, recently participated in a panel discussion with the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee on issues facing our oceans. The panel discussed a range of ocean issues from overfishing, changing ecological conditions, extreme weather events and the impact on coastal communities. Dr. Ru Morrison explained IOOS supports the missions of NOAA and other Federal agencies - delivering information to those who need it, when they need it.  Read More >

IOOS Regional Associations Successfully Compete for Five-Year Awards

Congratulations to the 11 IOOS Regional Associations for successfully competing for five-year cooperative agreements. This year, over $29 million in grants were awarded to the 11 RAs to support ocean, coastal and Great Lakes observing efforts throughout the United States, Caribbean and Pacific. Read More >

NANOOS Observing Deployments in 2016

2016 has been a busy field year for NANOOS. A new buoy, Se'lhaem, was deployed in Bellingham Bay in Puget Sound. The deployment was a collaborative effort with several NANOOS partners - the Center for Coastal Margin Observation and Prediction, University of Washington, Northwest Indian College, Western Washington University, and the Lummi Nation. NANOOS also deployed an environmental sample processor on the La Push buoy on the outer coast to assist with detecting and monitoring harmful algal blooms. Read More >

Spring Newsletter 2016

Our Spring 2016 newsletter is available. Click here to read updates on the IOOS March meetings, ocean acidification portal, buoys in the Great Lakes and more! 

IOOS Hill Day - March 3, 2016

Thank you to all the IOOS community members who met with over 70 congressional offices to answer questions about how IOOS is making a difference to people in their states and districts. Each office was briefed on the ICOOS Act reauthorization and appropriations.  It was the most successful Congressional outreach event to date. Read More >


Access to Ocean Acidification Data

IOOS, in collaboration with NOAA’s Ocean Acidification Program (OAP), is making access to real-time ocean acidification data more accessible. A west coast data portal – The IOOS Pacific Region Ocean Acidification Data Portal (IPACOA) – is now being expanded to the entire nation thanks to support from both the IOOS Program Office and the OAP.  Read More >

Cleveland Water and Great Lakes Observing System Reach Agreement

A pair of observation buoys will be kept afloat. Cleveland Water has contracted with the Great Lakes Observing System (GLOS)  to deploy and maintain the two monitors in the upcoming season in which algal blooms, among other things, need to be monitored for safe public water use. Read more >

Opening: Marine Technology Society - Executive Director

The Washington DC-based Marine Technology Society is seeking applications for its Executive Director position. With Search Committee interviews of finalists expected to take place in early May, all those interested in applying for the position are urged to do so as soon as possible.

The executive search firm of JDG Associates, Ltd. has been selected to conduct the search and will be receiving resumes for the position through April 22. Those wishing to suggest someone else for the position are similarly urged to do so on an ASAP basis. View position details here.

Resumes and nominations for the position should be sent directly to:

Paul Belford, Principal 
JDG Associates 1700 Research Boulevard
Rockville, MD, 20850 – 301 340 2210