Ocean Acronyms

 

AAHIS Advance Airborne Hyperspectral Imaging Spectrometer
AATSR Advanced Along-Track Scanning Radiometer
ACC Antarctic Circumpolar Current
ACCE Atlantic Circulation and Climate Experiment
ACCLAIM Antarctic Circumpolar Current Levels by Altimetry and Island Measurements
ACCP Atlantic Climate Change Program
ACM Acoustic Current Meter
ADAMMS Archive Data and Metadata Management System
ADCP Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler
ADEOS Advanced Earth Observing System
AEROCE Atmosphere/Ocean Chemistry Experiment
AGU American Geophysical Union
AIMS Australian Institute of Marine Science
AMO Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation
AMT Atlantic Meridional Transect
AODC Australian Oceanographic Data Center
AOGCM Atmosphere-Ocean General Circulation Model
AOV Autonomous Underwater Vehicle
ARIES Autosampling and Recording Instrumental Environmental Sampler
ASI Austral Summer Institute
ASOS Automated Surface Observing System
AtlantNIRO Atlantic Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography
ATSR Along Track Scanning Radiometer
AVHRR Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer
AWI Alfred-Wegener Institute
BATS Bermuda Atlantic Time series Study
BBSR Bermuda Biological Station for Research
BCLME Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem
BIO Bedford Institute of Oceanography
BIOMAPER Bio-Optical Multifrequency Acoustical and Physical Environmental Recorder
BIONESS Bedford Institute of Oceanography Net and Environmental Sampling
BIOS Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences
BODC British Oceanographic Data Centre
BSH Bundesamt für Seeschiffahrt und Hydrographie
CalCOFI California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations
CalVET California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations Vertical Egg Tow
CAMP California Monitoring Program
CBD Convention on Biological Diversity
CCAMLR Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources
CCS California Current System
CEO Centre for Earth Observation
CEOS Committee on Earth Observation Satellites
ChloroGIN Chlorophyll Globally Integrated Network
CLIVAR Climate Variability and predictability
COCAS Coordination of Carbon Observing System
CODATA ICSU Interdisciplinary Scientific Committee on Data for Science and Technology
CofE Centre of Excellence
CoML Census of Marine Life
CONA Comité Oceanográfico Nacional (Chile)
CONAE Argentinean National Commission of Space Activities
COOP Coastal Ocean Observation System
CoP Community of Practice
COPAS Center for Oceanographic Research in the eastern South Pacific
CPR Continuous Plankton Recorder
CPUE Catch Per Unit Effort
CSA Canadian Space Agency
CSIR Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa
CSIRO Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
CSR Cruise Summary Report
CTD Conductivity, Temperature and Depth
CZCP Coastal Zone Community of Practice
DBCP Data Buoy Cooperation Panel
DEOS Dynamics of Earth Ocean Systems
DevCoCast GEONETCast applications for and by Developing Countries
DIVERSITAS An international programme of biodiversity science
DOD Deutsches Ozeanographisches Datenzentrum
EAF Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries
EAM Ecosystem Approach to Management
EBONE European Biodiversity Observation Network
EC European Commission
ECOOP European Coastal Sea Operational observing and forecasting system
EEZ Exclusive Economic Zone
EMODNET European Marine Observation and Data Network
EMSO European Multidisciplinary Seafloor Observatory
Envisat Environmental satellite mission of the European Space Agency
EO Earth Observations
EPA Environmental Protection Agency (US)
EROS Earth Resources Observing Satellite
ERS European Remote-sensing Satellite
ESA European Space Agency
ESEAS European Sea-Level Service
ESONET European Seafloor Observatory Network
ESSP Earth System Science Partnership
EU European Union
EUMETCast EUMETSAT Broadcast System for Environmental Data
EUMETSAT European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites
EurOcean European Centr for Information on Marine Science and Technology
EUROGOOS European Global Observing System
EuroSITES European Ocean Observatory Network
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
FP7 European Union 7th Framework Programme
GBA Global Biodiversity Assessment
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
GBRDS Global Biodiversity Resources Discovery System
GCI GEOSS Common Infrastructure
GCOS Global Climate Observation System
GCRMN Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network
GEF Global Environment Facility
GEO Group on Earth Observations
GEOBENE Global Earth Observation Benefit Estimation: Now, Next and Emerging
GEO-BON GEO Biodiversity Observation Network
GEOHAB Marine Geological and Biological Habitat Mapping
GEONET GPS Earth Observation Network System (Japan)
GEONETCast A near real time, global network of satellite-based data dissemination systems
GEOSS Global Earth Observation System of Systems
GEOTOPS GEO Training Opportunity Networks
GIS Geographic Information System
GLOBEC Global Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics project
GLOSS Global Sea Level Observing System
GMA Global Marine Assessment
GMES Global Monitoring for Environment and Security
GODAE Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment
GOOS Global Ocean Observing System
GOS Global Observing System
GOSAT Greenhouse gases Observing SATellite
GPS Global Positioning System
GRA GOOS Regional Alliance
GTOS Global Terrestrial Observation System
HARON Hydrological Applications and Run-Off Network
HOTO Health Of The Oceans
IBI-ROOS Iberia-Biscay-Ireland Regional Operational Oceanographic System
IBM Individual Based Model
IBMN International Biodiversity Monitoring Network
IBOY International Biodiversity Observation Year
ICES International Council for the Exploration of the Sea
ICID International Cruise Information Database
ICNAF International Commission for Northwest Atlantic Fisheries
ICSU International Council for Science
IEO Instituto Español de Oceanografía
IFM-GEOMAR Leibniz-Institut für Meereswissenschaften an der Universität Kiel
IFREMER Institut Français de Recherche pour l’Exploitation de la MER
IGBP International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme
IGCO Integrated Global Carbon Observation
IGOS Integrated Global Observing Strategy
IHO International Hydrographic Organization
ILTER International Long Term Ecological Research network
IMarEST Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology
IMBER Integrated Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research
INCOIS Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services
INSU L'Institut National des Sceinces de l'Univers du CNRS
IOC Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
IOCCG International Ocean Colour Coordinating Group
IOCCP International Ocean Carbon Coordination Project
IODE International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange
IODP Integrated Ocean Drilling Program
IORGC Institute of Observational Research for Global Change
IPCC Interngovernmental Panel on Climate Change
IPY International Polar Year
IRSA Institute of Remote Sensing Applications
IUBS International Union of Biological Sciences
IUCN International Union for the Conservation of Nature
IUGG International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics
IUTWS Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning System
JAMSTEC Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology
JASON Joint Altimetry Satellite Oceanography Network
JCOMM Joint WMO-IOC Technical Commission on Oceanography and Marine Meterology
JCOMMOPS JCOMM in-situ Observing Platform Support Centre
JGOFS Joint Global Ocean Flux Study
J-PICO Joint Panel for Integrated Coastal Observations
JRC Joint Research Centre (EC)
KORDI Korean Ocean Research and Development Institute
LME Large Marine Ecosystem
LMR Living Marine Resources
MarBEF Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning
MA-RE Marine Research Institute (Cape Town)
MARIS Marine Information Service
MDG Millennium Development Goals
MedGOOS Mediterranean Global Ocean Observing System
MERSEA Marine Environment and Security for the European Area
MIA Marine Information Alliance
MPA Marine Protected Area
NAO North Atlantic Oscillation
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
N&I News and Information Group
NEPTUNE North-east Pacific Time-series Undersea Network Experiments
NERC Natural Environment Research Council
NESDIS National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service
NF Nippon Foundation
NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
NMFS National Marine Fisheries Service
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOCS National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
NODC National Oceanographic Data Centre
NPGO Nroth Pacific Gyre Oscillation
OBIS Ocean Biogeographic Information System
OCCM Ocean Carbon Cycle Model
OceanSITES Ocean Sustained Interdisciplinary Time series Environment
OCO Orbiting Carbon Observatory
OECD Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
OFEG Ocean Facilities Exchange Group
OGC Open Geospatial Consortium
OGCM Ocean General Circulation Model
OOI Ocean Observatories Initiative
OOPC Ocean Observations Panel for Climate
OPC Optical Plankton Counter
OSSE Observing System Simulation Experiment
NOCS National Oceanographic Centre, Southampton
PAGES Past Global Changes
PDO Pacific Decadal Oscillation
PICO Panel for Integrated Coastal Observations
PML Plymouth Marine Laboratory
POGO Partnership for the Observation of the Global Oceans
POL Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory
POLCOMS Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory Coastal Ocean Modelling System
QZSS Quasi-Zenith Satellite System
RAC Regional Advisory Councils
RADARSAT Satellite observing system (Canada)
RAMP Rapid Assessment of Marine Pollution
ROMS Regional Ocean Modelling System
ROV Remotely Operated Vehicle
SAFARI Societal Applications in Fisheries Aquaculture using Remotely-Sensed Imagery
SAHFOS Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science
SAR Synthetic Aperture Radar
SBA Societal Benefit Area
SCAR Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research
SCCOOS Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System
SCOR Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research
SeaDataNet Pan-European infrastructure for Ocean and Marine Data Management
SEAPODYM Spatial Environmental Population Dynamics Model
SeaWiFS Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor
SEREAD Scientific Educational Resources and Experiene Associated with the Deployment of Argo profiling floats in the South Pacific Ocean
SHOA Servicio Hidrográfico y Oceanográfica de la Armada
SIO Scripps Institute of Oceanography
SIPPER Shadowed Image Particle Profiling Evaluation Recorder
SOI Southern Oscillation Index
SOLAS Surface Ocean Lower Atmosphere Study
SOOS Southern Ocean Observing System
SOT Ship Observations Team
SRDL Satellite Relay Data Logger
TEMA Training, Education and Mutual Assistance
THC Thermohaline Circulation
UCT University of Cape Town
UN United Nations
UNCED United Nations Conference on Environment and Development
UNCLOS United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
UNEP United Nations Environment Programme
UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNFCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
UNOLS University-National Oceanographic Laboratory Systems
VENUS Victoria Experimental Network Under the Sea
VLIZ Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee
VPR Video Plankton Recorder
WCRP World Climate Research Programme
WHO World Heath Organization
WHOI Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
WMO World Meterological Organization
WOCE World Ocean Circulation Experiment
WSSD World Summit on Sustainable Development

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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