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.
Federal Funding Opportunity Open!
IOOS OTT is accepting applications for Fiscal Year 2017 funding for OTT projects under Federal Funding Opportunity Number NOAA-NOS-IOOS-2017-2005149. The U.S. IOOS Program is seeking to fund projects, subject to the availability of funds, which advance new or existing technology-based solutions that address long standing and emerging coastal observing, product development, and data management challenges. The projects will be focused on those technologies for which there are demonstrated operators who commit to integrated, long term use of those technologies and open data sharing. Funding will be targeted to technologies that are sufficiently mature and proven to consider for long term operations. You can view the full and complete FFO at NOAA-NOS-IOOS-2017-2005149 FFO Report. You must apply for this Federal Funding Opportunity through Grants.gov by 11:59 pm EDT on March 24, 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]