The IOOS Advisory Committee is Looking for New Members!  NOAA is seeking new members for the United States Integrated Ocean Observing System Advisory Committee, which is a Federal advisory committee. The Notice of New Member Solicitation has been published in the Federal Register to fill two vacancies that occurred in late 2019. These vacancy appointments shall be for the remainder of the unexpired term of the vacancy, which ends August 15, 2021. As a Federal Advisory Committee, membership on the IOOS Advisory Committee is required to be fairly balanced in terms of viewpoints represented and the functions to be performed, as well as including the interests of geographic regions of the country and the diverse sectors of our society (business and industry, science, academia, and the public at large). To learn more about eligibility and requirements to apply, please refer to the federal register notice (FRN). Nominations should be submitted no later than July 30, 2020.


U.S. IOOS Advisory Committee at Ted Stevens Marine Research Institute in Auke Bay, Juneau, Alaska, August, 2018.

U.S. IOOS Advisory Committee at Ted Stevens Marine Research Institute in Auke Bay, Juneau, Alaska, August 2018.

The U.S. IOOS Advisory Committee (the Committee) is a federal advisory committee that provides advice to the NOAA Administrator and the Interagency Ocean Observation Committee (IOOC). They advise on the: 

  • administration, operation, management, and maintenance of the U.S. IOOS, including integration of federal and non-federal assets and data management and communication aspects of U.S. IOOS, in fulfillment of the ICOOS Act;
  • expansion and periodic modernization and upgrade of technology components of U.S. IOOS;
  • identification of end-user communities, their needs for information provided by U.S. IOOS, and U.S. IOOS’ effectiveness in disseminating information to end-user communities and the general public; and any other purpose identified by the Administrator or the IOOC.

The Committee is made up of non-federal experts that represent scientific institutions, marine technology industries, Coastal & Great Lakes use industries, non-governmental organizations, state, local, and tribal interests, and national and international ocean leadership.

To learn more about the Committee, please view our other pages:

For information on the establishment of the Committee, please refer to Section 12304 of The Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System (ICOOS) Act of 2009 .

Contact: 

Krisa Arzayus,  Designated Federal Official
1315 East-West Highway, 2nd Floor
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Email: ioos.advisorycommittee@noaa.gov

Tel: (240) 533-9455
Fax: (301) 427-2073