2017 News


“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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