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, San Luis Obispo  
  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, Collaborators and Data Users

Letters of Support (LOS) 

  • AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles (LOS 2020)
  • Animal Telemetry Network
  • Baja Aqua Farms (LOS 2020
  • Birch Aquarium at Scripps (LOS 2020
  • Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (LOS 2020)
  • California Coastal Coalition
  • California Coastal Commission (LOS 2020)
  • California Coastal Conservancy
  • California Coastkeeper Alliance
  • California Collaborative Fisheries Research Program
  • California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations 
  • California Current Ecosystem - Long Term Ecological Research
  • California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW)
  • CDFW - Marine Wildlife Veterinary Care & Research Center (LOS 2020)
  • CDFW Office of Spill Prevention and Response (LOS 2020)
  • California Department of Public Health 
  • California Natural Resource Agency (CNRA)
  • CNRA - California Ocean Protection Council (LOS 2020)
  • California Ocean Science Trust (LOS 2020)
  • California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (LOS 2020)
  • California Regional Water Quality Control Board
  • California Sea Grant (LOS 2020
  • California Shore and Beach Preservation Association (LOS 2020)
  • California State University, Long Beach, Shark Lab
  • California State University (CSU) Council on Ocean Affairs, Science, and Technology
  • California's Marine Protected Area Network
  • California Wildlife Center (LOS 2020)
  • Carlsbad Aquafarm (LOS 2020)
  • Carnival Cruise Line (LOS 2020
  • Catalina Sea Ranch
  • Center for Climate Change Impacts & Acidification (SIO-CCCIA)
  • Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (SIO-CMBC)
  • Center for Research on Educational Equity, Assessment and Teaching Excellence (LOS 2020)
  • Channel Islands Marine & Wildlife Institute (LOS 2020)
  • City of Coronado 
  • City of Del Mar (LOS 2020)
  • City of Encinitas
  • City of Imperial Beach (LOS 2020)
  • City of Los Angeles (LOS 2020
  • City of San Diego (LOS 2020)
  • City of Santa Barbara (LOS 2020)
  • City of Santa Monica (LOS 2020)
  • Coastal Data Information Program (LOS 2020)
  • Coastal Observing Research and Development Center (SIO-CORDC)
  • CODAR Ocean Sensors (LOS 2020
  • County of San Diego, Department of Environmental Health
  • Desert Research Institute, Western Regional Climate Center (LOS 2020)
  • Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (LOS 2020)
  • Farallon Institute
  • Heal the Bay (LOS 2020)
  • Jacobsen Pilot Service Inc (LOS 2020)
  • Los Angeles Waterkeeper (LOS 2020)
  • Marathon (LOS 2015)
  • Marine Animal Rescue (MAR) (LOS 2020)
  • Marine Exchange of Southern California (LOS 2020)
  • Marine Mammal Care Center Los Angeles (LOS 2020)
  • Monterey Abalone Company (LOS 2020)
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (LOS 2020)
  • National Geophysical Data Center
  • National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (LOS 2020)
  • Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division
  • Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake (LOS 2020)
  • NOAA Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary (LOS 2020)
  • NOAA Coastal Services Center
  • NOAA Emergency Response Division (LOS 2019)
  • NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve System
  • NOAA National Geodetic Survey (LOS 2020)
  • NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (LOS 2020)
  • NOAA National Weather Service (LOS 2020)
  • NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, West Coast Regional Office (LOS 2020)
  • NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center (LOS 2020)
  • Ocean Discovery Institute (LOS 2020)
  • Ocean Rainforest Inc. (LOS 2020)
  • Orange County Sanitation District (LOS 2020
  • Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations (LOS 2020)
  • Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association (LOS 2020)
  • Pacific Marine Mammal Center (PMMC) (LOS 2020
  • Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans
  • Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach
  • Port of San Diego (LOS 2020)
  • Saildrone Inc.
  • San Diego Coastkeeper (LOS 2020)
  • San Diego County Marine Protective Area Collaborative (LOS 2020)
  • San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board (LOS 2020)
  • San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission
  • Santa Barbara Adventure Company (LOS 2020)
  • Santa Barbara Channel - Marine Biodiversity Observation Network
  • Santa Barbara Coastal - Long Term Ecological Research 
  • Santa Monica Bay National Estuary Program
  • Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission
  • SeaWorld San Diego (LOS 2020)
  • Scientific Research and Education Network (LOS 2020)
  • SeaTactics LLC (LOS 2020)
  • Sonoma County Water Agency
  • Southern California Coastal Water Research Project (LOS 2020)
  • State Water Resources Control Board
  • Surfrider Foundation (LOS 2020)
  • The Longest Swim
  • The Marine Mammal Center (TMMC) (LOS 2020
  • The Ocean Foundation (LOS 2020)
  • TMA BlueTech (LOS 2020)
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • The Shore Stations Program
  • Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve (LOS 2020
  • University of California, San Diego Environment, Health and Safety (LOS 2020)
  • University of California, Davis - One Health Institute and Karen Drayer Wildlife Health Center (LOS 2020)
  • United States Army Corps of Engineers
  • United States Coast Guard, District Eleven (LOS 2020)
  • US Coast Guard, Office of Search and Rescue (LOS 2020
  • United States Sailing Team (LOS 2020)
  • United States Geological Survey
  • University of Southern California Sea Grant (LOS 2020)
  • West Coast Ocean Data Portal (LOS 2020)
  • WiLDCOAST (LOS 2020)
  • Wildlife Neighbors Database Project (LOS 2020)