Ocean Technology Transition
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.
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.
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]
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]