Alaska Ocean Observing System - Integrated Ocean Observing System
Original (non-English) name
AOOS - IOOS
The Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS) is one of 13 regional systems across the US coast that represent NOAA’s Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS), a national-regional partnership working to use ocean data and information products in innovative ways to improve maritime safety, enhance the economy, and protect our environment. The data is available in real time, near-real time, or retrospectively. Easier and better access to this information is improving our ability to understand and predict coastal events such as storms, wave heights, sea levels, and ecosystem change. Such knowledge is needed for everything from blue economy businesses such as commercial fishing and aquaculture to subsistence use to coastal planning.