CeNCOOS will be holding the annual election for its Governing Council (GC) in mid-September 2015. We are actively soliciting nominations for five vacant seats and encourage you to consider nominating yourself or a colleague for a position on the Council.
NOAA’s Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) intends to support eleven Regional Associations to operate ocean observing systems during the five year period 2016-2021. Like the previous five-year award, the IOOS FFO presents a great opportunity for our region to develop and maintain observing systems and conduct science that supports people and decision-making. The 2011-2015 award is currently the largest source of CeNCOOS support (about $2.3M/yr) but in itself is insufficient to meet our ocean observing needs, and all regional IOOS associations depend on partnerships and leveraged resources. Through the IOOS grant, we expect to make available funds for projects contributed by individuals and teams of investigators (approx. 5-15 sub-awards). These projects will be chosen from community submitted expressions of interest. Expressions should align with CeNCOOS strategies as detailed in our Strategic Plan. We anticipate tough competition for sub-award funding under this potential IOOS grant. We encourage submission of EOIs that meet CeNCOOS goals and align with core objectives so that those projects can be considered given potential IOOS funding increases and additional upcoming funding opportunities.
Thank you to everyone that helped make the 2015 CeNCOOS Winter Meeting such a success! We are particularly thankful to the the NOAA SWFSC in Santa Cruz for hosting, the CeNCOOS Governing Council for their continued dedication, all of our presenters and panelists, and everyone that took the time to give us feedback
A Message from New CeNCOOS Director, David Anderson:
CeNCOOS Winter Meeting January 20 and 21 in Santa Cruz
CeNCOOS 2015 Elections
New CeNCOOS Website!
CeNCOOS & GCOOS Collaborate on Marine Biodiversity Pilot Project
Ocean Acidification Data Portal Debuts
CalPoly Hires a New Physical Oceanographer