"We are tied to the Ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch - we are going back from whence we came."

- John F. Kennedy

Alaska – AOOS

The Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS) is the U.S. IOOS regional association for Alaska.

Great Lakes – GLOS

The Great Lakes Observing System (GLOS) is the U.S. IOOS regional association for the Great Lakes.

Northeast Atlantic – NERACOOS

NERACOOS spans coastal waters from the Canadian Maritime Provinces to the New York Bight.

Pacific Northwest – NANOOS

NANOOS is the Regional Association in the Pacific Northwest for the States of Washington and Oregon.

Mid-Atlantic – MARACOOS

The Mid-Atlantic Coastal Ocean Observing System (MARACOOS) spans the coastal states from Cape Cod to Cape Hatteras.

Central and Northern California – CeNCOOS

CeNCOOS is our regional observing association for the California/Oregon border south to Point Conception

Southeast Atlantic – SECOORA

The Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (SECOORA) is the U.S. IOOS regional association for the Southeast U.S.

Pacific Islands – PacIOOS

PacIOOS is our regional observing association in the Pacific region, from the Hawaiian islands to Micronesia

Southern California – SCCOOS

SCCOOS is our Regional Association that provides coverage in California from Point Conception south to the Mexico Border

Gulf of Mexico – GCOOS

The Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System (GCOOS) is the U.S. IOOS regional association for the Gulf of Mexico

Caribbean – CARICOOS

The Caribbean Regional Association for Coastal Ocean Observing (CARICOOS) is the regional association for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.