Unusually red abalone feeding behavior in Mendicino County (image credit K. Joe, CDFW)
Project Spotlight
Many important nearshore fisheries in northern California rely on healthy kelp forests, either as a food source or important habitat.  These fisheries are threatened because of a dramatic decline of the state’s kelp...
CeNCOOS El Nino page screen capture - Observing California's Ocean in an El Nino Year
Product Spotlight
We are excited to debut our new El Niño page.  This tool is a great way to get updates on this year's El Niño and explore...
ocean acidification and hypoxia coastal california beach photo with waves
Project Spotlight
Permanent and alarming changes to ocean chemistry along the West Coast require immediate, decisive action, warns the 20-member West Coast Ocean...

Central and Northern California Ocean Observing System

The Central and Northern California Ocean Observing System (CeNCOOS) is a collaborative that enables sustained and coordinated measurements, model nowcasts and forecasts, and integrated products to inform decisions about our regional ocean.