This project is funded jointly by the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) and the NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) Monitoring Event Response for Harmful Algal Blooms (MERHAB) program. The project has a multi-sector team of partners that bring expertise from academia, the sensor-building industry, government and the private sector.
The Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) is part of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), which is also referred to as NOAA Fisheries and is a branch of the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration in the Department of Commerce. The NWFSC is one of six regional science centers for NOAA Fisheries. Their work supports the conservation and management of living marine resources and their habitats in the Northeast Pacific Ocean and beyond.
The Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems (NANOOS) is the Regional Association of the national Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) in the Pacific Northwest, primarily Washington and Oregon. NANOOS has strong ties with the observing programs in Alaska and British Columbia through our common purpose and the occasional overlap of data and products.
The Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®) is a partnership among federal, regional, academic and private sector parties that works to provide new tools and forecasts to improve safety, enhance the economy, and protect our environment. IOOS supplies critical information about our Nation's oceans, coasts, and Great Lakes. Scientists working to understand climate change, governments adapting to changes in the Arctic, municipalities monitoring local water quality, and industries affected by coastal and marine spatial planning all have the same need: reliable, timely, and sustained access to data and information that inform decision making.
NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research. NCCOS delivers ecosystem science solutions for stewardship of the nation’s ocean and coastal resources to sustain thriving coastal communities and economies. NCCOS funds NOAA's Monitoring and Event Response for Harmful Algal Blooms (MERHAB) Program.
Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)
Quinault Indian Nation
Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Washington Department of Health
McLane Research Laboratories