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1 U.S. IOOS Office Carl Gouldman January 2015

2 U.S. IOOS : Program Overview Coastal Component 1 17 Federal agencies 13 regional partners Academia & Industry 7 Global Component US contribution to GOOS % 10 of the Global Climate 11 Ocean Observing System 4 12 completed Codified in law (P.L. No , March 2009) Partnership effort that leverages dispersed national investments to deliver ocean, coastal and Great Lakes data relevant to decisionmakers 2 2

3 Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) National Ocean Council (NOC) Subcommittee on Ocean Science & Technology (SOST) Interagency Ocean Observation Committee (IOOC) Key: U.S. IOOS Enterprise Direct Relationship Advisory Coordination IOOS Advisory Committee Federal Agencies US IOOS Program Office (within NOAA) IOOS Association NOAA IOOS Coastal and 11 Regional about/governance/summit Alliance for Coastal Ocean Modeling Associations 2012/ioos_summit_report. Technologies (ACT) Testbed (COMT) (RAs) html 3

4 Staffing and Leadership Update New Deputy Director as of June 1, 2014 (Gouldman) Hired George Jungbluth as RB&P Division Chief starting Dec. 1, Hired Derrick Snowden as OPS-C Division Chief starting January 11, Nancy Seeger is new COMMS POC Torie Ketcham is our part-time web developer Hiring Contract Data Scientist February 2015 Next 6 months, we will hire 1-2 Oceanographers in the Operations and Communications Division 4

5 IOOS National and Regional Budget CeNCOOS Y4 distribution $2,337,252, including: $75,000 for ATN Portal $648,000 for HF Radar $426,098 for Ocean Technology Transition - SF Bay Flow Cytobot UCSC FY14 Appropriation $35M $6.5 RA Operations National FY15 Enacted Budget ($36.1M) $6.6M NOAA IOOS $29.5M Regional IOOS (1M increase for MSI) $25.5 5

6 Forward Look at FY2015 IOOS Program Office Over-Arching Priorities DMAC and Modeling Progress Marine Sensor Innovation Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (BON) ATN DAC Ocean Enterprise Study Certification FY16 Federal Funding Opportunity Federal Engagement: Interagency Ocean Observation Committee Communicating IOOS successes on the Hill 6

7 DMAC Focus DMAC and Modeling Routine Service Monitoring to ensure version control and performance V3.0 IOOS Catalog Released (http://catalog.ioos.us/map) Continue to Register services Continue systems integration test of IOOS DMAC services Sustain QARTOD Five manuals published Wind Data Manual Published October Ocean Optics Manual under development. Modeling Publish a national modeling strategy Working groups formed Draft scheduled for review Feb

8 Marine Sensor Innovation Sensor Evaluation Coastal Modeling Test bed Ocean Technology Transition 8

9 Alliance for Coastal Technologies ACT Services A third-party testbed for evaluating technologies PH Sensors (2013/2014) 7 DO Sensors II (2014/2015) 10 Nutrient Sensor Challenge (2015/2016) A forum for capacity and consensus building An information clearinghouse for environmental technologies 9

10 US IOOS Coastal & Ocean Modeling Testbed Venue to facilitate testing and transitions into operations. Improving ties to different NOAA and partner Agency modeling efforts. 5 projects; Hypoxia in Gulf of Mexico and Chesapeake Bay, Inundation in PR/USVI, West Coast Operational Forecast System, CI tools for comparing models/data 10

11 Ocean Technology Transition FY13 West Coast Ocean Acidification Predicting Harmful Algal Blooms Accomplishments Expanded Gulf of Maine ESPs Enhanced Reaction & Filter Puck Model Integration Data thru NERACOOS 11

12 Ocean Technology Transition FY14 NERACOOS;WetLabs: State-of-the-Art Nutrient Sensing NANOOS, UW, NOAA/NMFS/NWFSC; Spyglass: Operational Ecological Forecasting of Harmful Algal Blooms in the Pacific Northwest using an Environmental Sample Processor. CeNCOOS, UCSB; McLain & Axiom: Integration of the Imaging Flow CytoBot into a 40-year Time Series for San Francisco Bay AOOS, UAF; Pacific Gyre: Real-Time Sensor System for Detecting Freeze-up on Arctic Shelves NANOOS, AOOS, CeNCOOS, SCCOOS, PacIOOS, NOAA/PMEL; Sunburst Sensors: Improving an Ocean Acidification Observation System in Support of Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers continuation of FY13 project 12

13 Marine Biodiversity 3 Mbon projects to show how marine and coastal data could be integrated into the system This U.S. regional contribution to GEO BON is focused in in four geographic areas: the Florida Keys, Monterey Bay, Channel Islands, and the U.S. Chukchi Sea continental shelf. sity/welcome.html Credit: MBARI 13

14 Ocean Enterprise Study Determine U.S. Business Activity related to ocean measurement, observation, and forecasting Advocate for ocean studies Phase I Report Released November 2014 Over 600 companies identified as part of the private sector of the Ocean Enterprise. On Deck - Quantify the impact of this sector Study to be complete September

15 Certification - Five Key Points 1. Establishes minimum criteria for how a RICE operates 2. RICE = RA 3. Civil liability applies to observation data RICE CERTIFICATION 4. Certification is not connected to funding 5. Avoids being prescriptive when possible 15

16 FY2016 RA Federal Funding Opportunity Timeline: Draft FFO December FY2014 NOAA Approval Publish Announcement Q1 CY 2015 (February) Proposal Close date August 2015 Merit Review Oct Nov 2015 Forward Recommendations Jan

17 CeNCOOS:Biological & Physical Data Integration Emerging capability: Beta version of emerging marine mammal health mapping tool 17

18 Thank You Questions? 18

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