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

Northeastern Seaboard Workshop (PDF), April 22, 2014
- Workshop Registration

Programmatic Environmental Assessment:
Download the Draft Assessment notice available in the Federal Register
- Comments due April 30, 2014

The U.S. IOOS Data Management and Communication (DMAC) core services, have released their fourth QARTOD manual - Released, 01/2014

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