To develop a coastal and ocean observing system in the Alaska region that meets the needs of multiple stakeholders by (1) serving as a regional data center providing data integration and coordination; (2) identifying stakeholder and user priorities for ocean and coastal information; (4) working with federal, state and academic partners to fill those gaps, including by AOOS where appropriate. Main gaps: AOOS and the data center are statewide activities, but thus far, available funding has limited observations and models primarily the Gulf of Alaska.
Sea state, wind, waves, currents, circulation, temperature, salinity, nutrients, phytoplankton, zooplankton.
US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
AOOS plays a large role in coordinating multiple agency/entity activities. Networks: Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) (GOOS)
Statewide Alaska community