Central and Northern California Ocean Observing System (CeNCOOS) | An IOOS Regional Data Portal
The Central and Northern California Ocean Observing System (CeNCOOS) helps users convert coastal and oceanic data into actionable climate planning. The site provides real-time and forecasted information and regional datasets on algae, wind speed, turbidity, temperatures, and more. The site can help scientists, resource managers, decision makers, students, and engaged citizens who participate in the continual improvement of the system to best meet society’s needs.
The Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®) is a national-regional partnership working to provide new tools and forecasts to improve safety, enhance the economy, and protect our environment. Integrated ocean information is available in near real time, as well as retrospectively. Easier and better access to this information is improving our ability to understand and predict coastal events such as storms, wave heights, and sea level change. Such knowledge is needed for everything from retail to development planning.
This site is one of eleven regional associations (RAs), which guide development of and stakeholder input to regional observing activities. The RAs serve the nation's coastal communities, including the Great Lakes, the Caribbean, and the Pacific Islands and territories. All RAs offer data collected in their region through their website data portals. Datasets offered at each portal reflect the regional associations' specific strengths and local partnerships.