IOOS advances technology through the transition of ocean, coastal, and marine sensors and platforms to operations.
Mission: The IOOS Ocean Technology Transition project sponsors the transition of emerging marine observing technologies, for which there is an existing operational requirement and a demonstrated commitment to integration and use by the ocean observing community, to operational mode.
Vision: Transitioning marine observing technology to operations will result in improved ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes observing capabilities that are critical for helping us understand our ocean, coastal, and marine environments and improve environmental intelligence for decision making.
HABs and HYPOXIA
IOOS Ocean Technology Transition Project has supported efforts to address two water quality issues: Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) and Hypoxia. More >>
ANIMAL BORNE SENSORS
Animal telemetry is the science of elucidating the movements and behavior of animals as they move through the world’s oceans, coastal rivers, estuaries and great lakes. More >>
The ocean chemistry of the seawater is rapidly changing, affecting animal growth, survival and behavior, and depleting the ocean of calcium carbonate, a nutrient vital for shellfish to build shells. More >>
PHYSICAL OCEAN OBSERVATIONS
The ability to observe physical oceanographic variables such as sea surface currents, temperature, salinity, external and internal tides, and surface waves support a vast array of stakeholders and missions. More >>
Seattle Times, Scientists launch ‘ocean robot’ to test Washington waters for shellfish toxins [May, 2016]
Miami Herald, Ocean 'robot' to help identity toxic algae off Washington [May 2016]
Operational Nutrient Observatory in the Northeast featured in National Water Quality Monitoring Council's 10th edition of "National Water Monitoring News" [May, 2015]
FY17 Projects Announcement [September, 2017]
FY15 Projects Announcement [August, 2015]
Pacific Ocean Acidification Portal Launched [October, 2014]
FY14 Projects Announcement [September, 2014]
FY13 Projects Announcement [September, 2013]