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.
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.
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 is more than just staff!
Get to know NERACOOS collaborators and Board of Directors on the Partners page
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