About DEIA in IOOS
IOOS is an integrated network of federal and regional observation, data management, and product development efforts. The 11 Regional Associations are uniquely positioned across the nation to learn and implement stakeholder and community input into regional observing activities, serving coastal communities including those of the Great Lakes, the Caribbean, and the Pacific Islands and territories.
Stakeholder and community needs for observing activities vary from region to region, and so too do needs for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility initiatives. The IOOS enterprise strives to engage with communities so that, together, observing systems are designed to provide equitable service delivery, tailored to meet the needs of each regional community and produce, integrate, and communicate high quality information that meets the safety, economic, and stewardship needs of the regions. We envision a future where all communities will be empowered with the ocean and coastal information they need to make decisions that support lives and livelihoods.