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)
  • Birch Aquarium at Scripps
  • Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)
  • 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
  • California State University's (CSU) Council on Ocean Affairs, Science, and Technology
  • California's Marine Protected Area Network (MPA Network)
  • Carlsbad Aquafarm
  • Catalina Sea Ranch
  • Center for Climate Change Impacts & Acidification (SIO-CCCIA)
  • Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (SIO-CMBC)
  • Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary (NOAA-CINMS)
  • City of Encinitas
  • City of Los Angeles
  • Coastal Department Information Program (CDIP)
  • Coastal Observing Research and Development Center (SIO-CORDC)
  • Coastal Services Center (NOAA-CSC)
  • CODAR Ocean Sensors
  • Farallon Institute
  • Heal the Bay
  • Marine Exchange of Southern California
  • National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NOAA-NERRS)
  • National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC)
  • National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA-NMFS)
  • National Weather Service (NOAA-NWS)
  • Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAVAIR-NAWCWD)
  • Ocean Science Trust
  • Office of Spill Prevention and Response (CDFW-OSPR)
  • Orange County Sanitation District
  • Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations (PCFFA)
  • Pacific Marine Mammal Center (PMMC)
  • Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO)
  • Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach
  • Port of San Diego
  • 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)
  • Sonoma County Water Agency
  • Southwest Fisheries Science Center (NOAA-SWFSC)
  • State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB)
  • The Longest Swim
  • The Marine Mammal Center (TMMC)
  • The Maritime Alliance (TMA)
  • The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
  • The Shore Stations Program
  • Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve (Tijuana Estuary)
  • US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
  • US Geological Survey (USGS)
  • USC Sea Grant
  • West Coast Regional Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (NOAA-ONMS)