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Hog Island Oyster Company raises oysters and seafood in Northern California where changes in water temperature, chemistry and nutrients can affect their operations. In a recent article, they discuss to the importance of marine science, research and data provided by the CeNCOOS to their operations.Read the article here >

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  • ** Important Information** Due to the recent hurricane activity, we are moving the location of the Fall IOOS meeting from Puerto Rico to Seattle WA (far from hurricane alley). We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. ACTION: Please complete this FORM as soon as possible. We need to a quick headcount of who is able to come to the events (some require reservations). We appreciate your quick response!!

    Updated Meeting Outline (website)

    Sunday September 24, 2017
    6 PM Optional Dinner at Shalimar Restaurant

    Monday September 25, 2017
    9 AM RA Directors Meeting (RA Directors Only)

    Tuesday September 26, 2017
    9 - 5 PM IOOS PO and RA Full Day Meeting
    7 PM Dinner (Expected price will be $55 per person. Checks payable to IOOS Association)


    Wednesday September 27, 2017
    7:45 - 9 AM IOOS Association Board Breakfast Meeting
    9 - 3 PM IOOS PO and RA Meeting 4 PM Optional Dinner at Ray’s Boat House (To be scheduled based on interest)

  • We are proud to announce the launch of our new updated website! Please “pardon our dust” as we are fine-tuning the details.