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Establishing an Integrated Ocean Observing System for the United States

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The Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) is a developing concept to provide the United States with a comprehensive ocean observing capability for multiple uses. Notable features of the IOOS are its basis in sound science, global and coastal components for the observing system, a priority on a comprehensive data and information management strategy, and commitment to the process of transitioning new capabilities from research to operations. Planning for the system is being coordinated by the Ocean. US Office (

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: September 1, 2003

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  • The Marine Technology Society Journal is the flagship publication of the Marine Technology Society. It publishes the highest caliber, peer-reviewed papers on subjects of interest to the society: marine technology, ocean science, marine policy and education. The Journal is dedicated to publishing timely special issues on emerging ocean community concerns while also showcasing general interest and student-authored works.
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