II Abbreviations and Acronyms


ACOS

Advisory Committee on Ocean Sciences (ACOS)

ALT

Radar altimeter

ARISTOTELES

Applications and Research Involving Space Technologies Observing the Earth's Field from Low Earth Orbiting Satellites

ARM

Atmospheric Radiation Measurements program (DOE)


BLM

Bureau of Land Management

B.O.

Biological oceanography


CHAMMP

Computer Hardware, Advanced Modeling and Model Physics program

CNES

French space agency

C.O.

Chemical oceanography

COA

Council on Ocean Affairs

COP

Coastal Ocean Program (NOAA)

CS

Color scanner


DIN

dissolved inorganic nitrogen

DOC

dissolved organic carbon

DOD

Department of Defense

DOE

Department of Energy

DOI

Department of the Interior



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Oceanography in the Next Decade: Building New Partnerships II Abbreviations and Acronyms ACOS Advisory Committee on Ocean Sciences (ACOS) ALT Radar altimeter ARISTOTELES Applications and Research Involving Space Technologies Observing the Earth's Field from Low Earth Orbiting Satellites ARM Atmospheric Radiation Measurements program (DOE) BLM Bureau of Land Management B.O. Biological oceanography CHAMMP Computer Hardware, Advanced Modeling and Model Physics program CNES French space agency C.O. Chemical oceanography COA Council on Ocean Affairs COP Coastal Ocean Program (NOAA) CS Color scanner DIN dissolved inorganic nitrogen DOC dissolved organic carbon DOD Department of Defense DOE Department of Energy DOI Department of the Interior

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Oceanography in the Next Decade: Building New Partnerships DOM dissolved organic material DON dissolved organic nitrogen DSDP Deep Sea Drilling Project EEZ Exclusive Economic Zone EOS Earth Observing System EOSDIS EOS Data and Information System EPA Environmental Protection Agency ERS-1 Earth Resources Satellite-1 (European Space Agency) ESA European Space Agency FCCSET Federal Coordinating Council for Science, Engineering, and Technology FLIP Floating Instrument Platform FY Fiscal Year GLOBEC Global Ocean Ecosystems Dynamics GNP gross national product GOOS global ocean observing system IR Infrared radiometer JGOFS Joint Global Ocean Flux Study JOI Joint Oceanographic Institutions, Inc. JOIDES Joint Oceanographic Institutions for Deep Earth Sampling M.B. Marine biology M.C. Marine chemistry MG and G Marine geology and geophysics MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology MMS Minerals Management Service (DOI) MR Microwave radiometer NADW North Atlantic Deep Water NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASDA Japanese space agency NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NODC National Oceanographic Data Center NRC National Research Council NRL Naval Research Laboratory NSF National Science Foundation OCE Division of Ocean Sciences (NSF) OCF Oceanographic Centers and Facilities (NSF) OCS outer continental shelf ODP Ocean Drilling Program O.E. Ocean engineering

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Oceanography in the Next Decade: Building New Partnerships ONR Office of Naval Research ONT Office of Naval Technology OSB Ocean Studies Board OSC Orbital Sciences Corporation OSRS Ocean Science Research Support (NSF) PI principal investigator P.O. Physical oceanography POM particulate organic material RIDGE Ridge Inter-Disciplinary Global Experiment ROV remotely operated vehicle R/V research vessel SAR synthetic aperture radar SCAT Scatterometer SeaWiFS Sea-viewing Wide Field Sensor; an ocean color satellite instrument SIO Scripps Institution of Oceanography TOGA Tropical Ocean-Global Atmosphere program TOPEX/Poseidon Joint NASA/French Space Agency venture to measure the surface topography of the ocean with great precision UH University of Hawaii UNOLS University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System USCG U.S. Coast Guard USGS U.S. Geological Survey (DOI) UW University of Washington VOS volunteer observing ships WHOI Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution WOCE World Ocean Circulation Experiment