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 >

U.S. IOOS Director Search Open

Zdenka Willis, the Director of the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®) Program Office will be retiring in January 2017 after more than a decade directing and guiding the U.S. IOOS Program. NOAA has opened a national search for a Director. The full position announcement can be found at USA Jobs. The deadline for applications is September 4, 2017. The U.S. IOOS Program Office is housed in NOAA's National Ocean Service.


Summer Newsletter 2016

Our Summer 2016 Newsletter is available. Click here to read about the IOOS 5-year cooperative agreements, GLOS certification, appropriations and more! 

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!