RICE Working Group Meeting
The Regional Integrated Certification Entities (RICE) Working Group will be holding its first meeting at the Consortium for Ocean Leadership on March 2, 2011. The group will develop the governance criteria for RICEs to become certified within the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS). These criteria and other requirements, will enable regions to receive liability coverage for their data, products, etc. associated with IOOS. The RICE Working Group is composed of small team of federal officials from different agencies that will submit their final recommendations to the Interagency Ocean Observation Committee.