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. They serve coastal communities including those of the Great Lakes, the Caribbean, and the Pacific Islands and territories.
Stakeholder and community feedback for observing activities vary from region to region, and so too do needs for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility initiatives. The stakeholders, communities, and cultural contexts that the Regional Associations work within, as well as the approaches that work best to meet those needs, differ from region to region.