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Building an Integrated Sustained Ocean Observing System for the Resources of Today and Tomorrow

Coordination among federal agencies, departments, and offices enables many things to be done that no single agency can approach. We know that ocean scientists, engineers, and decision-makers struggle to synchronize their ocean observing efforts. Due to the transboundary nature of the ocean, close coordination with global earth observing systems is a committee priority. By linking global, national, and regional ocean observations, the Interagency Ocean Observing Committee (IOOC) enables powerful new scientific approaches for understanding, predicting, and managing our ocean resources.

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