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SCCOOS Program Meeting

SCCOOS Program Meeting

On January 20 & 21 SCCOOS Principle Investigators, Executive Steering Committee, Board of Governors, and Program Staff all met at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point, California. This meetings goal was to share research and ideas to best prepare SCCOOS for their next 5 years of coordinated Ocean Observations in the Southern California Bight.

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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.

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