We are the Northeastern Regional Association of Coastal Ocean Observing Systems 



Providing ocean data for decisions. 

We generate data about the ocean, consolidate that data, and share it with anyone who wants or needs it.

Our Network
NERACOOS is one of 11 Regional Authorities operating within the national Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS). The mission of IOOS, and by extension our own, is to guide the development of an ocean observing system that is responsive to the needs of our users.

We are certified by NOAA as a Regional Information Coordination Entity, which means the data we serve meet the high standards set for federal data gathering and management. To learn more about our certification and its documentation visit our Governance page.

core values

As we work to fulfill our mission, we are guided by these core values that shape our activities and approach:

Read the 2022-2025 NERACOOS Strategic Plan to learn more about our values and goals.
neracoos staff


Jake Kritzer

Executive Director

Rob Cardeiro

Finance Director

Jackie Motyka

Strategy Director

Tom Shyka

Product & Engagement Manager

Katy Bland

Engagement & Research Associate

Emily Silva

NECAN Coordinator & Office Manager

Austin Pugh

Climate & Ecosystems Coordinator

Cameron Thompson

Pelagic Ecology Research Fellow

NERACOOS is more than just staff!

Get to know NERACOOS collaborators and Board of Directors on the Partners page


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