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Integrated Ocean Observing System

Project Description
Ocean.US (http://www.ocean.us/) was created by the National Oceanographic
Partnership Program to coordinate the development of an operational and
integrated and sustained ocean observing system (IOOS). Information from this
IOOS system will serve national needs for:

* Detecting and forecasting oceanic components of climate variability
* Facilitating safe and efficient marine operations
* Ensuring national security
* Managing resources for sustainable use
* Preserving and restoring healthy marine ecosystems
* Mitigating natural hazards
* Ensuring public health

[Summary adapted from http://www.ocean.us/]
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