IOOS in Nature

Conrad Lautenbacher and Chris Ostrander from IOOS Federal Advisory Committee wrote an article celebrating PacIOOS being the first certified region.  The article  was published in Nature. Read it here >

First RA Certified

U.S. IOOS certified the first Regional Association, Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS), as a complete and full member of the national IOOS system. Congratulations PacIOOS and US IOOS Program Office! Read more >

Jan Newton discusses impact of warm water "blob" as it comes into Puget Sound

Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems (NANOOS) Executive Director Jan Newton joined scientists for a multi-agency media day at Shilshole Marina in Seattle to discuss the anomalous conditions in the Pacific Northwest, known as "the blob," and its effects on Puget Sound. 

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Register for IOOS Association 2015 Fall Meeting

The IOOS Association Fall Meeting planning is well underway. The two-day meeting will be held September 15-16, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Florida. Please register for the meeting today and book your hotel.

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July Senate Oceans Caucus Briefing

On July 9, 2015, the Senate Oceans Caucus and the U.S. IOOS Association sponsored an informational briefing in the Russell Senate Office Building entitled “Making a Difference: Why Ocean Observing Matters.” 

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IOOS Association Attends SECOORA Annual Meeting

May 19, 2015 Josie Quintrell, IOOS Association Director, presented at the SECOORA 2015 Annual Meeting. 

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IOOS Association Informational Briefing, Feb 2015

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. Click here to read more.

Jan Newton of NANOOS Presents on the Use of OA Data for Education

Ocean acidification has the potential to fundamentally change the ocean, its habitats, food webs and marine life. In support of the shellfish industry, resource managers, researchers and citizens potentially affected by ocean acidification, the U.S. IOOS (Integrated Ocean Observing System), the Regional Associations of IOOS, and the NOAA Ocean Acidification Program (NOAA OAP) are working to provide critical real time data of ocean water conditions related ocean acidification to anyone with an internet connection.

In this presentation we will share information about IOOS, and demonstrate how the Regional Associations of IOOS along the West Coast are working to meet the data and information needs of shellfish growers and others for monitoring for ocean acidification. We will demonstrate the new IOOS Pacific Region Ocean Acidification data portal and sharehow to access information and data related to ocean acidification.

IOOS Association in Savannah

Josie Quintrell, Director of IOOS Association, presented at the SECOORA Annual Meeting on May 14, 2014

GCOOS Creates Flyer on National Energy Security

Over 30% of U.S. energy production and 40% of petroleum refining resources are located in the Gulf of Mexico (EIA, 2013), with more anticipated, and these are at risk from a broad range of threats, including weather (hurricanes, tropical storms, Loop Current changes, long-term ocean change), land subsidence, and terrorism. Damage to these energy resources incur high economic and ecological costs and threaten our Nation’s Energy Security. This flyer focuses specifically on weather threats and how GCOOS/IOOS helps reduce the impacts of those threats through environmental intelligence.