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  • 1.
    • Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems
  • The Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS)Regional Association for the Pacific NW

www.nanoos.org 2. For today:

  • What is IOOS ?
  • What is NANOOS ?
  • How can one look at data ?
  • What else can one learn from NANOOS ?
  • The Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observation Systems (NANOOS) monitors and collects data from the interior and coastal regions of the Pacific Northwest using a variety of platforms. How can the NW Tribes access this data, and how can they use it as a tool to better manage treaty marine resources?
  • Start a dialog on what you want to see from NANOOS

3. Congress: we need a system that can fill societal needs for ocean data

  • Must be sustained
  • Must be driven by users
  • Must be responsive to regional needs
  • Must fill needs from end to end

The Integrated Ocean Observing System is designed to fill this need 4. Seven goals, one system

          • Improve predictions ofclimate change and weather and their effects on coastal communities and the nation
          • Improve the safety and efficiency ofmaritimeoperations
          • Improve forecasts ofnatural hazardsand mitigate theireffects more effectively
          • Improvehomeland security
          • Minimizepublic health risks
          • Protect and restorehealthy coastal ecosystemsmoreeffectively
          • Sustain living marineresources

5. 6. Diverse Needs Require a Regional Approach 7. RAs engage DIVERSE LOCAL STAKEHOLDERS assure CONSISTENT NATIONAL CABABILITY 8. Federal status:

  • In March 2009, the U.S. Congress passed the Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observing Act of 2009.This statute:
    • Establishes IOOS as a formal program and recognizes the regional systems as a key part of that program
    • Includes a provision that allows federal agencies to participate in RAs
    • Extends liability coverage to the regions for data dissemination
    • Establishes NOAA as lead agency to implement

9. www.ioos.gov 10.

  • Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems
  • The Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS)Regional Association for the Pacific NW

www.nanoos.org 11.

  • Western Association of Marine Laboratories
  • Science Applications International Corporation
  • OR Dept of Fish and Wildlife
  • King County Dept Natural Resources & Parks
  • Quinault Indian Nation
  • Western Resources and Applications
  • OR Dept of State Land
  • Columbia River Crab Fishermans Association
  • Port of Neah Bay
  • Northwest Research Associates
  • Pacific Ocean Shelf Tracking Project
  • WA Dept of Fish and Wildlife
  • Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators
  • Seattle Aquarium
  • NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center
  • Port Gamble SKlallam Tribe
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Portland State University
  • NOAA Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary
  • VENUS/University of Victoria
  • University of Oregon
  • Ocean Inquiry Project
  • OR Dept of Land Conservation & Development
  • Surfrider Foundation
  • The Boeing Company
  • Oregon State University
  • Puget Sound Partnership
  • University of Washington
  • WET Labs, Inc.
  • Oregon Health and Sciences University
  • Quileute Indian Tribe
  • OR Dept of Geology and Mineral Industries
  • Humboldt State University
  • Marine Exchange of Puget Sound
  • WA Dept of Ecology
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Port of Newport
  • Puget Sound Harbor Safety Committee
  • Sound Ocean Systems, Inc.
  • Council of American Master Mariners
  • Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group
  • Pacific Northwest Salmon Center
  • Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission
  • Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.

NANOOS Governing Council Members1/2010 NGO Federal/State/Local Government Industry Academia/Research Tribal Government 12.

  • The NANOOS GC selected five areas from among results of numerous regional workshops as the highest regional priorities because these issues represent those having the greatest impact on PNW citizenry and ecosystems and, we believe, are amenable to being substantively improved with the development of a PNW RCOOS :
        • Maritime Operations
        • Ecosystem Impacts, including hypoxia and HABs
        • Fisheries
        • Mitigating Coastal Hazards
        • Climate, including ocean acidification
  • These priorities were put forth in our NANOOS proposal and are being addressed by the development of our regional coastal ocean observing system (RCOOS).

Stakeholder Priorities 13. NANOOS RCOOS Current mapping Shelf moorings Beach/shoreline monitoring Estuary monitoring Circulation models Shoreline change models Data Management & Communications Education/Outreach 14. NANOOS RCOOS Conceptual Design 15. NANOOS RCOOS:2007-2009 Implementation 16. Map 1a:Existing Observing Assets 17. PNW Ocean Observing Systems Design 18. 19. The NANOOS Visualization System Serves cruise data Serves buoy data 20. Buoys:

  • Buoys outfitted with pCO2:
    • Murdock Charitable Trust grant to UW (NOAA partners): Buoy off La Push, WA, going in summer 2010
    • UW-NOAA collaboration:HCDOP-NANOOS ORCA profiling buoy insouthern Hood Canal (Twanoh) since July 2009
    • Partnership-funded UW-NOAA collaboration:HCDOP-NANOOS ORCA profiling buoy atDuckabush moving to Dabob Bay, moving spring 2010

21. Existing profiling moorings Existing profiling buoys in Puget Sound 22.

  • ORCA buoys
  • 4 buoys, 4 locations
  • North of HC Bridge
  • Hama Hama River
  • Hoodsport
  • Sisters Point

O.R.C.A. O ceanicR emoteC hemical-opticalA nalyzer Picture by: Wendi Ruef Part of NANOOS Observing System http://orca.ocean.washington.edu 23. Deep chlorophyll max Strong stratification Water column current profile Hypoxia at depth Nitrate profile 24. NOAAs pCO2 sensors on the UW - NANOOS profiling ORCA buoy in Hood Canal.Data are relayed in near-real-time to UW and NOAA. UW NOAA collaboration to measure ocean acidification: 25. ORCA sensor Package pCO2 equilibrator 26. The variability is associated with both physical and biological processes.A longer record is needed to assess whether the area is a net source or sink for CO 2 . Air Water Surface water CO 2values are extremely variable in Hood Canal 27. Existing profiling moorings Planned profiling moorings Planned surface moorings Existing surface moorings Plan forbuoys in Puget Sound Collaboration of UW and Intellicheck Mobilisa Add pCO2 sensors 28. Science Issues

  • WA coast is under sampled, physical dynamics are poorly resolved
  • WA coast has seasonal hypoxia, strong inter-annual variation, but dynamics are different than off OR
  • WA coast has a harmful algal bloom (HAB)hot-spot at Juan de Fuca eddy
  • WA coast impacted by ocean acidification, as is whole Pacific coast
  • Current model accuracy is limited by data input

29. Murdock Charitable Trust Award for observing assets Expected on-line 2010 30. 31. 32. 33. 34.

  • Provides an Ocean Acidification theme page on NANOOS web that has near real-time OA status data and informational material on OA, what is known, what is being done, and educational videos from lead scientists on OA

NANOOS User Product Examples 35. NANOOS User Product Examples

  • Provides plots of near real-time surface temperature and currents off OR coast that is relevant and optimized for tuna fishing fleet.These are now known locally as the Tuna plots.


  • Provides a Google-based interactive map interface that allows public and managers to access tsunami evac


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