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

2016 IOOS Spring Meeting Highlights

IOOS Program Office, Regional Associations and NOAA Partners gathered for the IOOS Spring Meeting on March 1-2, 2016 in Silver Spring, MD to discuss the Closing the Gaps Campaign and to collaborate with NOAA partners on address the needs of stakeholders for timely and reliable information. Click here to read the selected highlights from the meeting.

The Northeast Coastal Acidification Network

NECAN (Northeast Coastal Acidification Network) and NERACOOS supported the release of "A Climate Calamity: Acid in the Gulf." The short animation describes how ocean acidification affects coastal waters and marine resources. Click here to watch the video.


Ocean Enterprise Study Results

The U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®), in partnership with The Maritime Alliance and ERISS Corporation, issued the first national-level assessment of the scale and scope of the "ocean enterprise." The new study shows that the ocean enterprise- the for-profit and not-for-profit firms that support ocean measurement, observation, and forecasting- accounts for $7 billion dollars of the U.S. economy annually and provides up to 30,000 jobs. Read more >

California's Coast in an El Niño Year

NOAA predicts a very strong El Niño through early 2016. CeNCOOS, Central and Northern California Ocean Observing System, unveiled a new data visualization tool for visitors to explore changing temperatures and compare them to previous years. Read More >

New PacIOOS Director

Please join IOOS Association in congratulating Melissa Iwamoto on her promotion to Director of PacIOOS (Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System), effective February 1, 2016. Melissa serves on the IOOS Association Executive Committee and has served as the Deputy Director of PacIOOS for sometime. To learn more about PacIOOS visit: 

Happy Holidays from the IOOS Association

Wishing you a happy, healthy, and joyous holiday season. It has been an honor to work with you in 2015 and look forward to continuing our partnership into the New Year. Thank you for all you do on behalf of our oceans, coasts and Great Lakes.Sincerely,Josie and Abbey