Focus Areas

SCCOOS has aligned its organizational priorities and objectives with the four focus areas designated by IOOS.


Marine Operations

Safe and efficient shipping and boating; offshore energy; support to search and rescue


Coastal Hazards

Providing hazard and disaster information where and when it is needed; promoting risk-wise behavior.


Climate Variability and Change

Status and trends of essential variables; supporting coastal communities


Ecosystems, Fisheries and Water Quality

Harmful algal blooms, hypoxia; protecting drinking water; ocean acidification, beach & near shore water quality; ecosystem based management

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