IOOS Advisory Committee releases Marine Life, NOPP recommendations


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The U.S. IOOS Advisory Committee held an open virtual meeting on March 18 to finalize a set of recommendations to NOAA and the Interagency Ocean Observation Committee. These recommendations were submitted to Dr. Spinrad and the IOOC co-chairs on April 12.

“The IOOS Advisory Committee is an integral part of the IOOS Enterprise,” said U.S. IOOS Office Director Carl Gouldman. “Their diverse experience and points of view ensure that the recommendations they make for the growth and development of IOOS are responsive to a broad range of needs across society.”

The latest set of recommendations seek advancement of and improvements to the National Oceanographic Partnership Program and IOOS’s Marine Life program. These include:

  • Enhancing ocean observation and observing technology projects in the NOPP.
  • Leveraging public-private partnerships to create new funding opportunities and pathways.
  • Identifying and implementing core biological variables across the IOOS Enterprise.
  • Full implementation of the Animal Telemetry Network.

The full recommendations can be viewed here, and will be presented to and discussed with NOAA Administrator Dr. Rick Spinrad at the committee's meeting later this summer. More information on that meeting will be posted on the committee meetings page as it becomes available.


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