Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System (SCCOOS) | An IOOS Regional Data Portal
The Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System (SCCOOS) works to collect and integrate oceanic and coastal data into viable observations and products. Users can browse through information on several different topics, including water quality, salinity levels, currents, etc. Such data can serve a great number of stakeholders, area managers, decision makers, scientists, and the general public.
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.