The U.S. IOOS Advisory Committee (the Committee) is a federal advisory committee that provides advice to the NOAA Administrator and the Interagency Ocean Observation Committee (IOOC). They advise on the: 

  • administration, operation, management, and maintenance of the U.S. IOOS, including integration of federal and non-federal assets and data management and communication aspects of U.S. IOOS, in fulfillment of the ICOOS Act;
  • expansion and periodic modernization and upgrade of technology components of U.S. IOOS;
  • identification of end-user communities, their needs for information provided by U.S. IOOS, and U.S. IOOS’ effectiveness in disseminating information to end-user communities and the general public; and any other purpose identified by the Administrator or the IOOC.

The Committee is made up of non-federal experts that represent scientific institutions, marine technology industries, Coastal & Great Lakes use industries, non-governmental organizations, state, local, and tribal interests, and national and international ocean leadership.

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For information on the establishment of the Committee, please refer to Section 12304 of The Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System (ICOOS) Act of 2009.


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