The Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems (NANOOS) is the Regional Association of the national Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) in the Pacific Northwest, primarily Washington and Oregon. NANOOS has strong ties with the observing programs in Alaska and British Columbia through our common purpose and the occasional overlap of data and products.
The Oregon Coastal Ocean Observing System (OrCOOS), a subregional partner of NANOOS (Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems), which is moving forward with implementing a regional ocean observing system, brings together observations along the Oregon Coast to help address issues related to climate change, ecosystem preservation and management, coastal water quality, maritime operations, coastal hazards and national security.
CeNCOOS is a regional organization that coordinates ocean observing activities in Northern and Central California. We apply regional solutions and expertise to create customized informational products that address the Integrated Ocean Observing System's seven societal goals (listed below) and that focus on 1) marine populations and interannual variability; 2) public health and water quality; and 3) marine operations.
SCCOOS brings together coastal observations in the Southern California Bight to provide information necessary to address issues in climate change, ecosystem preservation and management, coastal water quality, maritime operations, coastal hazards and national security.