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Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS)

IOOS is a system of systems that routinely and continuously provides quality controlled data and information on current and future states of the oceans and Great Lakes from the global scale of ocean basins to local scales of coastal ecosystems. More!

Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems (NANOOS)

NANOOS is the Pacific Northwest ocean observing system regional association established to address the ocean observing and prediction needs of users in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and northern California. More!

Center for Coastal Margin Observation & Prediction (CMOP)

Led by partner institutions Oregon Health & Science University, Oregon State University, and the University of Washington, CMOP facilitates interdisciplinary research, technology development, education, and knowledge transfer in order to achieve a better understanding of physical, chemical, and biological processes regulating river-to-ocean ecosystems. More!

Pacific Coast Ocean Observing System (PaCOOS)

As part of this nationwide effort, NOAA, academic partners, foundations, state fisheries agencies, and other organizations are developing an integrated Pacific Coast Ocean Observing System, (PaCOOS) for the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem. The system shall provide the information needed for management of fishery resources, protected marine mammals, marine birds, and turtles, and to forecast the ecosystem consequences of fisheries removals, environmental variability and climate change. More!

Global Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics (GLOBEC)

The aim of GLOBEC is to advance our understanding of the structure and functioning of the global ocean ecosystem, its major subsystems, and its response to physical forcing so that a capability can be developed to forecast the responses of the marine ecosystem to global change. More!

Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO)

PISCO is built around a group of established scientists who represent an unusual breadth of approaches to marine ecology. By promoting close collaboration among specialists in oceanography, ecology, molecular biology, physiology, and genetics, PISCO is able to make new advances toward understanding complex coastal ecosystems. More!

Oregon State University Glider Research Group

The OSU Glider Research Group works to provide real-time glider observations over the shelf and slope. These in situ data complement remotely sensed surface observations (satellite SST and ocean color; velocity from land-based radar). The subsurface glider observations are important for data-assimilative modeling efforts. The subsurface frontal structure, chlorophyll and dissolved oxygen concentrations are of particular interest to other scientists, local fishermen and other Oregon ocean users. More!

Coastal Ocean Advances in Shelf Transport (COAST)

The COAST program is an intensive five-year study combining a unique set of observational tools and ocean and atmosphere models to investigate the circulation, biology, and chemistry of the Oregon coastal ocean. More!

College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences (COAS)

COAS focuses on integrative Earth System Science with an emphasis on the impacts of global scale processes on the Pacific Northwest. This focus directly supports the College’s goal to ensure the long-term ecological and economic sustainability of the Pacific Northwest through fundamental research, technology development, and the creation of meaningful partnerships within the University, with government agencies at all levels, and with the private sector. More!

Cooperative Institute for Oceanographic Satellite Studies (CIOSS)

The primary purpose of CIOSS is to establish a cooperative (federal-academic) center of excellence for research involving satellite remote sensing of the ocean and its air-sea interface. CIOSS provides a mechanism to bring together the resources of a research-oriented university (Oregon State University), NESDIS and other NOAA line offices, with additional partners at other universities, and government and private agencies. More!

Northeast Pacific Long Term Observation Program (LTOP)

LTOP has been measuring the current, temperature and salinity off Newport on a seasonal basis since July 1997. The sampling line extends from the coast to 85 nautical miles off Newport. Temperature and salinity are measured to a maximum depth of 1000 meters at 12 locations along 44.6 ºN. Currents are measured acoustically to 400 meters. More!