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

2020 OTT Funding Opportunity FAQs

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.


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 >>

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 >>