|National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. "From daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings and climate monitoring to fisheries management, coastal restoration and supporting marine commerce, NOAA’s products and services support economic vitality and affect more than one-third of America’s gross domestic product. NOAA’s dedicated scientists use cutting-edge research and high-tech instrumentation to provide citizens, planners, emergency managers and other decision makers with reliable information they need when they need it."|
|National Oceanographic Data Center is a national repository and dissemination facility for global oceanographic data which acquires and preserves a historical record of the Earth's changing environment to be used for operational applications and ocean climate research.|
|National Science Foundation, Division of Ocean Sciences. Supports basic research and education to further understanding of the global oceans and their interactions with the earth and atmosphere.|
|Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is determined to set and lead an ambitious agenda for future ocean research to benefit society. Their four Ocean Institutes; Ocean and Climate Change Institute, Ocean Life Institute, Deep Ocean Exploration Institute and the Coastal Ocean Institute's goals are to close gaps that hinder scientific discoveries, and to convey discoveries expeditiously into the public realm.|
|Water Environment Research Foundation is a nonprofit organization that manages independent research on water quality for utilities and municipalities, environmental engineering and consulting firms, government agencies, equipment manufacturers, and industrial organizations. Fees for Reports.|
|Institute for Ocean Conservation Science is dedicated to advancing ocean conservation through science by conducting world-class scientific research that increases knowledge about critical threats to oceans and their inhabitants, provides the foundation for smarter ocean policy, and establishes new frameworks for improved ocean conservation.|
|U.S. Geological Survey focuses on biology, geography, geology, geospatial information, and water, dedicated to the timely, relevant, and impartial study of the landscape, our natural resources, and the natural hazards that threaten us.|
|Integrated Global Observing Strategy (IGOS) Ocean Theme's goal is to develop a strategy for an international observing system for the oceans that serves the research and operational oceanographic communities and a wide range of users of marine data and information, such as scientists, policy-makers, port and coastal zone managers, the tourism industry, the fisheries and aquaculture industry, shipping, offshore mining, and the general public.|
|Ocean Observations Panel for Climate (OOPC) is a scientific expert advisory group charged with making recommendations for a sustained global ocean observing system for climate in support of the goals of its sponsors. This includes recommendations for phased implementation. The Panel also aids in the development of strategies for evaluation and evolution of the system and of its recommendations, and supports global ocean observing activities by interested parties through liaison and advocacy for the agreed observing plans. Opens at State of the Tropical Oceans Page. See Reports Page.|
|Scripps CO2 Program's Sea Water program has been measuring the CO2 content of seawater since the late 1970's.|
|OceanExpert- is the Global Directory of Marine and Freshwater Professionals, a database containing information on thousands of individuals involved in marine or freshwater research and management.|
|Global Water System Project Digital Water Atlas currently contains 50 global maps and datasets on water-related topics and more than 100 links to other data and information sources. The project eventually will deliver a series of reports describing and mapping key indicators of the state of the Global Water System across paleo, historical, and contemporary time horizons as well as possible future time horizons derived from scenario analysis.|
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