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On Tuesday, August 28, 2018 NOAA announced the certification of all 11 IOOS Regional Associations. Congratulations to all!

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  • We are kicking off the 20th year of the IOOS network with a celebration that is a side event of OceanObs'19 in Honolulu, HI.

    Join us for a fun evening on the beautiful ocean-front lawn of the Waikiki Aquarium to celebrate 20 years of IOOS. Mingle with a diverse group of professionals and stakeholders from around the world. Pay tribute to the accomplishments to date and to inspire the next 20 years.
    Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be provided.

    When: 6:30 - 9:30pm, Tuesday, September 17, 2019

    Where: Waikiki Aquarium, 2777 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815

    Please contact Katie Liming at for more details and to RSVP.

  • AOOS Executive Director Molly McCammon testified to the U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee on the importance of coastal data and partnerships during the hearing on Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System Act Amendments of 2019 (H.R. 1314)

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  • Please save the date for the 2019 IOOS Association Business Meeting on September 20, 2019 in Honolulu, HI. The meeting will include a debrief from the week's OceanObs'19 international conference.