JISAO’s Seasonal Coastal Ocean Prediction of the Ecosystem (J-SCOPE) is a FATE (Fisheries And The Environment) project, funded by NOAA and presented by NANOOS.

The Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) has existed since 1977 for the purpose of fostering research collaboration between the University of Washington (UW) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). JISAO's research is at the forefront of investigations on climate change, ocean acidification, fisheries assessments, and tsunami forecasting.

The UW Coastal Modeling Group (CMG) creates realistic numerical simulations of the ocean circulation and biogeochemistry of coastal and estuarine waters. These are used in a variety basic and applied studies, exploring climate change, ocean acidification, harmful algal blooms, river plume dynamics, and flow over rough topography. Please visit the links at the left for details of specific projects.

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 University of Washington is preparing leaders of change and promoters of ideas, and we are developing a culture of collaboration. UW is ranked number one among public universities nationally to receive federal research and training funds, and since 1975 has been in the top five for public and private universities.

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.

The Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) carries out interdisciplinary scientific investigations in oceanography and atmospheric science. Current PMEL programs focus on open ocean observations in support of long-term monitoring and prediction of the ocean environment on time scales from hours to decades. Studies are conducted to improve our understanding of the world’s oceans, to define processes driving the global climate system, and to improve environmental forecasting capabilities for public safety, marine commerce, and fisheries.