Updated IOOS Association Website
We are proud to announce the launch of our new updated website! Our strategy is to make coastal observing information easily available and be a supporting resource for IOOS outreach, documents, news and more.  Please “pardon our dust” as we are fine-tuning the details.

IOOS Fall Meeting
Pictured are the meeting participants. 
This year AOOS hosted the Annual Fall IOOS meeting in Anchorage to discuss how IOOS can better fill critical gaps in the nation’s observing network.  Persistent gaps in observations is affecting our ability to respond to and minimize risk from flooding, safe navigation, harmful algal blooms, coastal acidification and hazards. Read More >

Congratulations to MARACOOS!
MARACOOS is the third Regional Association to be certified by the IOOS Program Office as a Regional Information Coordinating Entity. Certification is a key milestone in the establishment of a full IOOS system. Certification means that MARACOOS is providing high-quality observations that meet national standards.  MARACOOS joins PacIOOS and GLOS as certified RAs. Congratulations to MARACOOS on meeting this important goal.
Senate Passes ICOOS Reauthorization
Pictured is a coastal ocean observing system. Image credit unknown.
The Senate passes bill to reauthorize the Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System (ICOOS) Act. The ICOOS Act establishes a coordinated federal and non-federal approach to coastal ocean observing system.  Read More >

Putting a Focus on Coastal and
Ocean Acidification
From the NECAN website
Shellfish growers and fishermen from Alaska to Maine are concerned about the affects of acidifying waters. To understand how ocean acidification is impacting the different regions of the country, IOOS RAs have formed regional coastal acidification networks.  Read More >

Observing Storms in Real Time
Visible image on Oct. 6 at 1:00 p.m. EDT from NOAA’s GOES-East satellite shows Hurricane Matthew as it regained Category 4 hurricane status.
In October, Hurricane Mathew, with winds up to 140 mph, devastated the east coast from the Caribbean to the mid-Atlantic. It was the first category 5 Hurricane to hit the east coast since 2007. Real-time data on winds, waves and other ocean conditions from IOOS assisted weather forecasters, emergency managers and homeowners to understand and respond to hazardous conditions. Read More >


Dec 6-7, 2016
NERACOOS Board and Annual Meeting

Dec 8-9, 2017
SECOORA Board Meeting

March 8, 2017
Consortium of Ocean Leadership Public Policy Forum

March 14-16, 2017
IOOS Spring Meeting and Hill Day

May 9-11, 2017
NOAA’s Ecological Forecasting Roadmap Meeting

June 13-15, 2017
Capitol Hill Ocean Week

IOOS Association Logo
IOOS Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the nation's coastal, ocean and Great Lakes observing systems through the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS). Read More > 
NOAA is the lead agency for IOOS. The IOOS Program Office is locate in the NOAA National Ocean Service and coordinates federal and regional activities.  Read More >  
U.S. IOOS includes a network of 11 Regional Associations that operate coastal observing systems. 
Header courtesy of Chris Ostrander, PacIOOS