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NANOOS is made up of representatives from Member Organizations, NANOOS-supported scientists, and NANOOS staff who work together in several capacities to carry out the goals of NANOOS. NANOOS Governance structure is outlined in the NANOOS Memorandum of Agreement.

Executive Committee (ExCom)

Governing Council (GC)

Data Management and Communications Committee (DMAC)

User Products Committee (UPC)

Education & Outreach Committee (E&O)

Principal Investigators (PI)

Research Affiliates (RA)

Data Management and Communications

Jonathan Allan

Executive Committee Representative for Oregon State Agencies, Governing Council Representative, User Products Committee Chair, Principal Investigator: Oregon Shoreline Observations

Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries

Newport, Oregon

Craig Risien

Data Management, User Products, Education and Outreach, Modeling

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University

Corvallis, Oregon

Charles Seaton

Data Management, Modeling, Principal Investigator: CMOP Observing

Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission

Portland, Oregon

Troy Tanner

Portal Application Manager, User Products, Visualization, Data Management, Principal Investigator: Web Products

Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington

Seattle, Washington

Regional Coastal Observing Systems



Central and Northern California

Great Lakes

Gulf of Mexico

Pacific Islands


Northeast Atlantic

Pacific Northwest

Southern California

Southeast Atlantic