OceanPredict.US fundamentally aims to engage, leverage, and contribute to national efforts and entities. 

Relevant entities include:

Interagency Ocean Observation Committee (IOOC)

The IOOC is chartered by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology (SOST), initially legislated by the Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observing System Act of 2009, and reauthorized in the Coordinated Ocean Observations and Research Act of 2020. The purpose of the IOOC is to advise, assist, and make recommendations to the SOST on matters related to ocean observations, and specifically, with respect to the Act.

The IOOC aims to:

  • Coordinate the interagency planning, budgeting, and assessment functions required under the Act;
  • Promote collaboration among Federal agencies and with non-Federal components, other domestic and international ocean observation programs, and other interested groups;
  • Support the Council in its coordination and oversight responsibilities with respect to ocean observations, as identified in the Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System Act of 2009 ; and
  • Advance efforts related to ocean observations under the National Policy for the Stewardship of the Ocean, our Coasts, and the Great Lakes (National Ocean Policy, Executive Order 13547).

The IOOC also addresses the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS), specifically:

  • To enhance the efficiency of and motivation for multiple-agency contributions to the IOOS, for the purposes of societal applications, education, stewardship, and scientific understanding;
  • To strengthen the interface between the Federal aspects of IOOS and those performed by state, local and tribal governments, the private sector and academia; and
  • To be fully complementary to and consistent with the activities of the Integrated Ocean Observing System Program Office.

Federal agency partners within the IOOC are:

U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS)

U.S. IOOS is a national-regional partnership working to provide new tools and forecasts to improve safety, enhance the economy, and protect our environment.  The U.S. IOOS Program Office resides with NOAA’s National Ocean Service (NOS).

U.S. IOOS comprises the following Regional Associations:

The non-profit IOOS Association works with the IOOS Regional Associations and Federal partners to create a national network that meets the diverse needs of users across the nation.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

NOAA’s mission is to understand and predict changes in climate, weather, oceans, and coasts, to share that knowledge and information with others, and to conserve and manage coastal and marine ecosystems and resources, focusing on science, service, and stewardship.

NOAA comprises the following relevant Line Offices: