Supporting the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System to provide quality & timely information about our oceans, coasts, & Great Lakes

The IOOS Association is a non-profit organization established to advance the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (U.S. IOOS) and provide quality and timely information about our oceans, coasts and Great Lakes to deliver sustained information, support decision making, and bring outstanding value to society. The Association works with the 11 regional coastal observing systems and 17 Federal partners to create a national network of ocean observations that fosters communication across the program, strengthens intra-regional relationships, promotes coordination and meets the diverse needs of users across the nation.

Find Your Region, Get Your Data

Each of the 11 Regional Associations design, maintain and operate regional coastal observing systems and develop information products for their users. Click on the icon to explore the regional coastal observing system near you.

What we do

Observe

IOOS system supports ocean observations from 11 Regional Associations.

Coordinate

IOOS Association brings together Federal and non-Federal partners to support national the national system.

Integrate

IOOS Association promotes the integration of the regional system into the national network to enhance observational and predictive abilities.

Communicate

IOOS Association communicates about the importance of coastal observing.

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ENSURING YOUR DATA NEEDS ARE MET

Connecting Stakeholders to Data

Using data driven insights to inform stakeholders about our oceans, coasts, and Great lakes.

ENSURING OBSERVATIONS ARE DATA DRIVEN

Facilitate continuous dialogue among stakeholders

so that the benefits from the sustained operation of a coastal and ocean observing system can be realized.

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