News & Notices
SCCOOS News January 2015
On July 1 CeNCOOS and SCCOOS hosted a Marine Symposium entitled, "Ocean Observations along California's Central Coast in a Changing Climate". Even with an event so close to the 4th of July holiday, a broad audience of the marine and coastal stakeholder community was in attendance and actively engaged our panels in discussions regarding ocean observations and their practical applications.
MOU with West Coast Governors Alliance on Ocean Health
The West Coast Ocean Observing Systems (SCCOOS, CeNCOOS and NANOOS) and the West Coast Governors Alliance on Ocean Health (WCGA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding in October 2012 to advance the effective management of coastal and ocean resources on the West Coast. The MOU, signed by the state governments of California, Oregon and Washington and by the directors of SCCOOS, CeNCOOS and NANOOS, provides a formal mechanism for ensuring that the organizations' collaborative efforts are responsive to the comprehensive West Coast stakeholder community and incorporate the best available ocean observation-based information. Please click here for more information.
In order to further the mission of the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) and serve the requirements for ocean observations, data, and information at the scale of the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem (CCLME), the three regional components of IOOS on the West Coast recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to expand and strengthen West Coast regional ocean observing collaboration.