IOOS/CoML Workshop Report
U.S. Census of Marine Life National Committee
“Biological Ocean Observing: Exploring components of IOOS from the perspective of Census of Marine Life”
Washington, DC • January 14-15, 2008
The Consortium for Ocean Leadership, under the auspices of the U.S. National Committee of the Census of Marine Life (CoML), organized a workshop to demonstrate the importance of incorporating biological data, particularly CoML data, into the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS). This undertaking was a unique collaboration among biological, chemical and physical oceanographers, decision-makers and data managers, bringing together experts from academia and management agencies to share information. R Branton was there to represent Centre for marine Biodiversity.
An online report of the meeting is now availalble at: http://coml.us/Dev2Go.web?Anchor=ocean_observing&rnd=28145