Founding Members

We, the senior representatives of the universities and laboratories listed below, agree to be the initial members of Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System (SCCOOS) with the express aim of providing integrated coastal observation within the Southern California Bight of California for scientific purposes and for the benefit of society. In support of this effort, we agree to participate in both Local, State and Federal programs which would further the establishment of this observatory. (2003 MOU)

  1. Cal Poly  
  2. California State University Los Angeles (Cal State LA) 
  3. Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education (CICESE) 
  4. NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory 
  5. Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) 
  6. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project (SCCWRP) 
  7. The Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC) 
  8. University of California Irvine (UCI) 
  9. University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) 
  10. University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) 
  11. University of Southern California (USC) 

SCCOOS Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Parties

  1. AltaSea (2017 MOU
  2. Central and Northern California Ocean Observing System (CeNCOOS) (2011 MOU)
  3. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) (2017 MOU
  4. Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems (NANOOS) (2011 MOU)
  5. West Coast Governors Alliance (WCGA) on Ocean Health (2012 MOU

Partners and Collaborators

  • Animal Telemetry Network (ATN)
  • Baja Aqua Farms (LOS 2019
  • Birch Aquarium at Scripps (LOS 2019
  • Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) (LOS 2019)
  • California Coastal Commission
  • California Coastal Conservancy
  • California Coastkeeper Alliance
  • California Collaborative Fisheries Research Program (CCFRP)
  • California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations (CalCOFI)
  • California Current Ecosystem - Long Term Ecological Research (CCE-LTER)
  • California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) 
  • California Department of Public Health (CDPH)
  • California Natural Resource Agency (CNRA)
  • California Ocean Protection Council (OPC)
  • California Sea Grant (LOS 2015
  • California State University, Long Beach, Shark Lab
  • California State University (CSU) Council on Ocean Affairs, Science, and Technology
  • California's Marine Protected Area Network (MPA Network)
  • Carlsbad Aquafarm (LOS 2019)
  • Carnival Cruise Line (LOS 2019)
  • Catalina Sea Ranch (LOS 2019)
  • CDFW Office of Spill Prevention and Response (CDFW-OSPR) (LOS 2019)
  • Center for Climate Change Impacts & Acidification (SIO-CCCIA)
  • Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (SIO-CMBC)
  • City of Encinitas
  • City of Los Angeles (LOS 2019
  • Coastal Department Information Program (CDIP)
  • Coastal Observing Research and Development Center (SIO-CORDC)
  • CODAR Ocean Sensors (LOS 2019
  • Farallon Institute
  • Heal the Bay
  • Jacobsen Pilot Service Inc (LOS 2019)
  • Marathon (LOS 2015)
  • Marine Exchange of Southern California (LOS 2019)
  • Marine Mammal Care Center Los Angeles 
  • National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC)
  • Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAVAIR-NAWCWD)
  • NOAA Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary (NOAA-CINMS)
  • NOAA Coastal Services Center (NOAA-CSC)
  • NOAA Emergency Response Division (NOAA-ERD) (LOS 2019)
  • NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NOAA-NERRS)
  • NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA-NMFS)
  • NOAA National Weather Service (NOAA-NWS) (LOS 2019)
  • NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center (NOAA-SWFSC) (LOS 2019)
  • NOAA West Coast Regional Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (NOAA-ONMS)
  • Ocean Science Trust
  • Orange County Sanitation District (LOS 2019
  • Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations (PCFFA)
  • Pacific Marine Mammal Center (PMMC) (LOS 2019
  • Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO)
  • Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach
  • Port of San Diego
  • San Diego Marine Protective Area Collaborative 
  • San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC)
  • Santa Barbara Channel - Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (SBC-MBON)
  • Santa Barbara Coastal - Long Term Ecological Research (SBC-LTER)
  • Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission (SMBRC)
  • SeaWorld
  • Sonoma County Water Agency
  • State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB)
  • The Longest Swim
  • The Marine Mammal Center (TMMC) (LOS 2019
  • The Maritime Alliance (TMA) (LOS 2019
  • The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
  • The Shore Stations Program
  • Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve (Tijuana Estuary) (LOS 2019
  • US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
  • US Coast Guard, Office of Search and Rescue (LOS 2019
  • US Geological Survey (USGS) 
  • USC Sea Grant