The U.S. IOOS Advisory Committee is a federal advisory committee that provides advice to the NOAA Administrator and the Interagency Ocean Observation Committee (IOOC), in fulfillment of the Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System Act, part of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-11), and the Coordinated Ocean Observations and Research Act of 2020 (Public Law No: 116-271). 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;
- national surface current network, fleet acquisition and survey programs for uncrewed systems, remote sensing and data assimilation, sediment transport in coastal regions, a multi-region marine sound monitoring system, 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.
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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 and the Coordinated Ocean Observations and Research Act of 2020 (Public Law No: 116-271).
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