U.S. IOOS®, Integrated Ocean Observing System

U.S. IOOS is a vital tool for tracking, predicting, managing, and adapting to changes in our ocean, coastal and Great Lakes environment.

U.S. IOOS delivers the data and information needed, so that decision-makers can take action to improve safety, enhance the economy, and protect the environment.

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News and Announcements

IOOS Ocean Enterprise Study Highlighted at Blue Tech & Blue Economy Summit

Report Shows a Significant Blue Economy in Mississippi

U.S. IOOS Director Expanding Partnerships for Ocean Observing and HF Radar in Europe

U.S. IOOS and IOOS RAs Featured at GEO 11th Plenary

Phase 1 Report for the U.S. IOOS Ocean Enterprise Released

IOOS Pacific Regions Launch Ocean Acidification Data Portal

San Pedro South Buoy Deployment: Contributing to the Port of Long Beach’s Under Keel Clearance (UKC) System

Quality Assurance and Control Standards for Ocean and Great Lakes Wind Data Released (IOOS)

U.S. Initiates First National Network to Monitor Marine Biodiversity

U.S. Initiates Prototype System to Gauge National Marine Biodiversity

IOOS Awards Five Grants to Advance Marine Observing Technologies

Notice Of Member Solicitation For The United States Integrated Ocean Observing System Advisory Committee

New IOOS Advisory Committee Chair

Federal Register Notice Of Open Meeting of U.S. IOOS® Advisory Committee (Duluth, MN) on October 2-3, 2014

Read more about how IOOS supports NOAA's 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Outlook through related research (pdf) and Predicting Severe Weather.

The U.S. IOOS Data Management and Communication (DMAC) core services, have released their fifth QARTOD manual - Released, 05/2014

The U.S. IOOS Summit Report was published by the Interagency Ocean Observation Committee (IOOC) and is now available, 09/2013

U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (U.S. IOOS®) 2013 Report to Congress (pdf), 06/2013

- Improving our understanding of
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US IOOS Impacts on Hurricane Sandy Response (pdf)

Regional Glider Operations 2008 - 2012 (Zoom in pdf)

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U.S. IOOS Then & Now

Presentation showcasing a decade of growth (ppt) towards a Sustained and Integrated Ocean Observing System