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The Integrated Coastal & Ocean Observation System Act of 2009 (ICOOS Act). The ICOOS Act designates National Coastal & Ocean Observation System responsibilities for:. The National Ocean Research Leadership Council {Section 12304(c)(1), page 31 & Section 12308, page 35}

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The integrated coastal ocean observation system act of 2009 icoos act

The Integrated Coastal & Ocean Observation System Act of 2009 (ICOOS Act)


The icoos act designates national coastal ocean observation system responsibilities for

The ICOOS Act designates National Coastal & Ocean Observation System responsibilities for:

The National Ocean Research Leadership Council {Section 12304(c)(1), page 31 & Section 12308, page 35}

The Interagency Ocean Observation Committee {Section 12304(c)(2), page 31}

The Lead Federal Agency {Section 12304(c)(3), page 32}

The Regional Information Coordination Entities {Section 12304(c)(4), page 33}

The System Advisory Committee {Section 12304(d), page 33}


Iooc functions relevance to dmac st

IOOC Functions & Relevance to DMAC ST

  • Majority of IOOC mandates overlap with IWGOO responsibilities.

  • The IWGOO oversees the DMAC ST

  • Based on SEC. 12304(c)(2), the IOOC will:

    • Prepare annual and long-term plans for the integrated design, operation, maintenance, enhancement and expansion of IOOS;

    • Develop an annual coordinated, comprehensive budget to operate all elements of an IOOS and to ensure continuity of data streams;

    • Establish required observation data variables to be gathered by both Federal and non-Federal assets within the IOOS;

    • Establish protocols and standards for IOOS data processing, management, and communication;

    • Develop contract certification standards and compliance procedures for non-Federal assets that establish eligibility for integration into IOOS and ensure compliance with all applicable standards and protocols established by the IOOC or other Federal entities;

    • Identify gaps in observation coverage or needs for capital improvements of both Federal assets and non-Federal assets;


Iooc functions

IOOC Functions

  • Cont.

    • Establish a competitive matching grant or other program to promote intramural and extramural research and development of new, innovative, and emerging observation technologies including testing and field trials;

    • facilitate the migration of new, innovative and emerging scientific and technological advances from research and development to operational deployment;

    • Periodically review the IOOS plan and suggest revisions;

    • Ensure collaboration among Federal agencies and other relevant stakeholder groups;

    • Perform such additional duties as the Council may delegate.

  • Section 12309 requires the IOOC through the Administrator and Director of NSF to obtain an independent cost estimate


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