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The eleven Regional Association (RAs), members of their Boards, staff of the IOOS Program Office (IOOS PO) and partners gathered in Silver Spring, MD for the IOOS Spring Meeting on March 14-15, 2017. The first day was a facilitated discussion about the five-year U.S. IOOS Strategic Plan that the PO is developing. The second day was a joint meeting held with the regional data managers, RA Directors and IOOS PO staff. The facilitated discussion focused on the Data Management and Communications (DMAC) mission, vision, and priorities for the next five years.

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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.