Welcome to SCCOOS
A science-based decision support system
The Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System (SCCOOS) is one of eleven regions that contribute to the national U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®). The regional observing systems work to collect, integrate, and deliver coastal and ocean observations in order to improve safety, enhance the economy, and protect the environment. The primary goal of SCCOOS is to provide the scientific data and information needed to inform decision-making and better understand the changing conditions of the coastal ocean in Southern California. SCCOOS has aligned its priorities and objectives with the focus areas designated by U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®), as identified by users and stakeholders throughout the nation.
- Ecosystems and Climate: to monitor ocean climate trends and environmental changes in the Southern California Bight by collecting physical, chemical, and biological variables.
- Water Quality: to provide monitoring, tracking, and prediction tools for harmful algal blooms, outfall and storm water plumes, and surf zone contaminants.
- Marine Operations: to advance integrated, customized products that are critical for safe and efficient navigation, search and rescue, and oil spill response.
- Coastal Hazards: to provide accurate, validated inundation models and information with the long-term goal of improving coastal safety.
- Science Education and Communication: to provide a way for the public to learn, educate, and promote scientific research using data obtained from SCCOOS.
May 5-6, 2015
Regional Coastal Observing Systems
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