2017 News

Ocean Technology Transition, a U.S. IOOS program that sponsors the transition of emerging marine technology to operations, has funded three projects in FY17 for a total of $1.3 million with projects in the Gulf of Maine, Lake Erie, and nationwide.
Wondering what the latest news is on Hurricane Harvey or other extreme weather events in the Gulf of Mexico? The Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System (GCOOS) now has web pages where you can find that information and more.
All buoy, glider, and high-frequency radar archived data, can now be discovered through the IOOS Archive Data Portal and accessed through a suite of National Center for Environmental Information (NCEI) web services (FTP, HTTPS, THREDDS).
In a webinar, recorded on May 8, representatives from the core team working to create a globally coordinated and sustained ocean observing system offer an comprehensive overview of the initiative.
NOAA collects around 20 terabytes of data every day.Through the National Ocean Service, instruments are at work daily gathering physical data in the ocean, from current speed to the movement of schools of fish and much more. Hundreds of government agencies and programs generate this information to fulfill their missions and mandates, but without consistency from agency to agency, the benefits of that data are limited. In addition to federal agencies, there are hundreds more non-federal and academic researchers gathering data every day. Having open, available, comprehensive data standards that are widely implemented facilitates data sharing, and when data is shared, it maximizes the benefits of "big data"— integrated, multi-source data that yields a whole greater than its parts.
<p>Congratulations to <a href="http://www.systea.it/index.php?lang=en" target="_new"><i class="mdi mdi-launch"></i>Systea, S.p.A.</a>, winner of the <a href="http://www.act-us.info/nutrients-challenge/index.php"><i class="mdi mdi-launch"></i>Alliance for Coastal Technologies (ACT) Nutrient Sensor Challenge</a>! Winners were announced yesterday at the <a href="http://aslo.org/index.php"><i class="mdi mdi-launch"></i>Association for the Sciences of Limnology &amp; Oceanographic Aquatic Sciences</a> (ASLO) meeting in Hawaii.</p>
“Astonishing!” and “I’ve never seen so many gliders in one place!” were just a few of the exclamations overheard when Glider Task Team members of the Interagency Ocean Observing Committee (IOOC) toured the Glider Operations Center at the Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO) during the first U.S. Underwater Glider Workshop held Jan. 18-19 at Stennis Space Center, Miss. As the nation’s largest owner and operator of unmanned systems including gliders, Naval Oceanography, headquartered at Stennis Space Center, is part of the IOOC’s Glider Task Force. More than 90 representatives from other federal agencies, universities and industry also participated in the workshop, which aimed to create a more cohesive national glider network for all participants.
The National Ocean Service (NOS) and the National Weather Service (NWS) have released The National Strategy for a Sustained Network of Coastal Moorings. The Strategy is the result of a focused effort by NOAA and nonfederal partners to define a framework for the planning and implementation of a sustained network of coastal moorings in U.S. waters.
JIMAR PacIOOS is searching for a new data applications specialist to support the team. Applications are due by 1/13!
The U.S. Animal Telemetry Network Implementation Plan, a blueprint for coordinating aquatic animal telemetry research, operations, and data management in the U.S. has been released to the public.
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