IOOS advances technology through the transition of ocean, coastal, and marine sensors and platforms to operations.


Rock Point Oyster Company Shellfish Farm in Quilcene, WA. Photo credit: Jenifer Rhoades, IOOS.

Rock Point Oyster Company Shellfish Farm in Quilcene, WA. Photo credit: Jenifer Rhoades, IOOS.

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.


2017 Federal Funding Opportunity is Closed

As of March 25, 2017, IOOS OTT no longer accepting applications for Fiscal Year 2017 funding for OTT projects under Federal Funding Opportunity Number NOAA-NOS-IOOS-2017-2005149.  We are currently conducting a merit review of applications, and we expect to announce the award recipients in September 2017.

Frequently Asked Questions for FFO #NOAA-NOS-IOOS-2017-2005149

PROJECT INFORMATION

Pacific Ocean Acidification Project

Gulf of Maine Environmental Sensor Processor Deployment to Support HAB Detection

Detecting Harmful Algal Blooms in the Pacific Northwest

Imaging Flow CytoBot Data Integration

Tracking Ocean Alkalinity using New Carbon Measurement Technologies (TAACT)

Enhancing Pacific OA Observing

Northeastern United States Nutrient Observatory

Detecting Arctic Ice Freeze Up

Hawaii Shark Tagging Project

Transitioning IFCB for Harmful Algal Bloom Mitigation and Research


PROJECT AREAS


Toxic Karenia brevis stains the water off South Padre Island, Texas, a rusty red. Credit: Chase Fountain, Texas Parks & Wildlife.HABs and HYPOXIA
IOOS Ocean Technology Transition Project has supported efforts to address two water quality issues: Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) and Hypoxia. More >>

Nutrient monitoring sites throughout the NortheastANIMAL 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 >>

Oysters on the farmOCEAN ACIDIFICATION
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 >>

AVHRR imagePHYSICAL 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 >>

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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]

Hakai Institute Deploys Canada’s First Burke-o-later to Monitor Ocean Acidification [April, 2016]

Pacific Northwest OTT HAB buoy featured on Seattle, WA local news station KING5 [June, 2015]

Operational Nutrient Observatory in the Northeast featured in National Water Quality Monitoring Council’s 10th edition of “National Water Monitoring News” [May, 2015]

FY15 Projects Announcement [August, 2015]

Pacific Ocean Acidification Portal Launched [October, 2014]

FY14 Projects Announcement [September, 2014]

FY13 Projects Announcement [September, 2013]


RESOURCES


PROJECT PARTNERS

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OTT – Ocean Acidification

Pacific Northwest Razor Clams

OTT – Tracking Ocean Alkalinity using New Carbon Measurement Technologies (TAACT)

Mook Sea Farm, Wapole, Maine

Turning the Headlights on High: Improving an Ocean Acidification Observation System in Support of Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers

Oysters

Pacific Ocean Acidification Project

Prototype DIC buoy

OTT – Transitioning Imaging FlowCytoBot for Harmful Algal Bloom Mitigation and Research

The Imaging FlowCytobot (IFCB)

OTT – Imaging Flow CytoBot Data Integration

San Francisco Bay Watershed

OTT – Detecting Harmful Algal Blooms in the Pacific Northwest

ESP mooring at 17 m depth

OTT – Operational Nutrient Observatory for the Northeastern United States

Northeast Nutrient Observatory

OTT – Gulf of Maine Environmental Sensor Processor Deployment to Support HAB Detection

The Environmental Sample Processor (ESP)

OTT – Physical Earth Observations

Ocean circulation and current forecasts

OTT – A Real-time Sensor System for Detecting Freeze-up on Arctic Shelves

Ice Detection Buoy Schematic

OTT – Animal Borne Sensors

Female northern elephant seal

OTT- Hawaii Shark Tagging Project

Researchers tagging a tiger shark

IOOS Awards $31m for ocean observing

Jun 2016

Celebrate World Ocean Day!

Jun 2016

New Biosensor Deployed ahead of HAB Season in Pacific Northwest

May 2016

Meet Canada’s New Burke-o-later

Apr 2016

IOOS’ Ocean Technology Transition Project (OTT) launches New Website Presence

Jun 2015

IOOS® Pacific Regions Launch Ocean Acidification Data Portal

Oct 2014

FY15 IOOS Observing Technology Transition Awards

Aug 2015

FY14 IOOS Observing Technology Transition Awards

Sep 2014

FY13 IOOS Ocean Technology Transition Project Awards

Sep 2013