Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education. SURA Board of Trustees 5 Nov ‘02 Ocean Integration Richard D. West Rear Admiral, USN (Ret.) President. Non-profit, non-governmental organization 67 member institutions representing Academia Federal laboratories & programs Aquariums.
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Needs & Goals
Ocean & Coastal
The law establishes a Commission which, in consultation with the states, a scientific advisory panel, and the public, develops recommendations for a National Oceans Policy (due June 2003). The President has 120 days to provide Congress with proposals to implement or respond to recommendations.
The Commission is to give equal consideration to environmental, technical feasibility, economic, and scientific factors. In addition, the recommendations may not be specific to the lands or waters within a single state.
To establish a Commission to make recommendations for a coordinated and comprehensive national ocean policy that will promote:
The Commission’s report is required to include a review of the following:
“…we have the opportunity, urged by many presenters, to develop truly integrated ocean and coastal observing and prediction systems that are more sophisticated than ever before…but will we seize the opportunity?”
US Commission on Ocean Policy, Mid-Term Report Sep ‘02
(NOAA, Navy, NASA, NSF, MMS, EPA, USGS, USCG, USACOE)
GEM - Alaska
CARO-COOPS- Carolina Coastal Ocean Research and Monitoring Program
CBOS - Chesapeake Bay Observing System
COMPS - Coastal Ocean Monitoring and Prediction System
COOS - California Ocean Observing System
CORMP - Coastal Ocean Research and Monitoring Program
GEM - Gulf Ecosystem Monitoring - Alaska
DBOS- Deleware Bay Observing System
GoMOOS - Gulf of Maine Ocean Observing System
LEO-15 - Long Term Environmental Observatory
MOOS - MBARI Ocean Observing System
NGLI - Northern Gulf of Mexico Littoral Initiative
SABSOON - South Atlantic Bight Synoptic Offshore Observational Network
SEACOOS - Southeast Atlantic Coastal Ocean Observing System
SCOOP - Southeastern Coastal Ocean Observing System
SFOMC - South Florida Ocean Management Center
TABS - Texas Automated Buoy System
TCOON - Texas Coastal Ocean Observation Network
WAVCIS- Wave-Current Surge Information System for Coastal Louisiana
18 Regional Observing Systems
What is NOPP?
14 Federal agencies* together providing leadership and coordination of national oceanographic research & education programs
to facilitate new interactions among federal agencies, academia & industry
to increase visibility for ocean issues on the national agenda
to achieve a higher level of coordinated effort & synergy across the broad oceanographic community
How will NOPP contribute to an Integrated Ocean and Coastal Observing System?
Ocean.US (www.ocean.us.net) was created by NOPP in late 2000 and empowered to develop a tactical plan for implementation of a national ocean observing system by 2010 and to submit this plan to Congress by April 2002. Ocean.US will convene a workshop in March 2002 to define the conventions of the national ocean observing system and will submit this plan to Congress in April 2002.
The National Ocean Partnership Program (NOPP) has demonstrated that coalitions involving academia, government and industry can be successfully built.
*US Navy, NOAA, NSF, NASA, Dept. of Energy, EPA, US Coast Guard, USGS, DARPA, MMS, OSTP, OMB, State Dept., US Army CoE
Over 10 years
Dollars in Millions
NOPP Organizational Structure
12 + 2
Federal Oceanographic Facilities Committee
Interagency Working Group
Ocean Research Advisory Panel
Mission Planning Systems
Dynamic Force and Threat Information
ISR / ESG / MMS collectionsDeveloping the 4-D Cube
NOAA / NASA / EPA / USGS …
Foundational GI&S Data
Ship of Opportunity Program
GoMOOS, NGLI, Caro-COMP, etc.
Washington, DC 20036