[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 28 (Friday, February 11, 2005)]
[Page 7245]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-2677]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Public Comment for Enhancement of the Initial Integrated Ocean 
Observing System (IOOS)

AGENCY: National Ocean Service, NOAA, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of opportunity for written public comment.


SUMMARY: This notice announces the opportunity for the public to 
comment on the implementation and development of the U.S. Integrated 
Ocean Observing System (IOOS).

DATES: Ocean.US will host an Implementation Conference on Tuesday, May 
3, 2005 and Wednesday, May 4, 2005. The purpose of this conference is 
to enable coordinated implementation of the First Annual IOOS 
Development Plan (available at http://www.ocean.us). The public is 
invited to submit written comments on the plan and priorities for 
implementation by close of business on Friday, April 22, 2005. Please 
submit comments via e-mail to k.stump@ocean.us or in written to Ms. 
Kristine Stump, Ocean.US, 2300 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 1350, Arlington, 
VA 22201.

ADDRESSES: The meeting location has yet to be determined.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For more information regarding this 
Notice, please contact Ms. Kristine Stump: Ocean.US telephone (703) 
588-0855 or E-mail k.stump@ocean.us.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Ocean.US was established to plan and 
coordinate implementation of the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System 
(IOOS). The IOOS is the U.S. contribution to the Global Ocean Observing 
System and to the oceans and coasts component of the Global Earth 
Observation System of Systems. The First Annual IOOS Development Plan 
and other planning documents can be viewed at http://www.ocean.us. The 
IOOS is a sustained network of sensors on buoys, ships, satellites, 
underwater vehicles, and other platforms that routinely supplies the 
data and information needed for rapid detection and timely predictions 
of changes in our Nation's coastal waters and on the high seas. An 
initial IOOS consisting of existing systems has been identified, and 
needs for enhancements have been submitted by IOOS stakeholders. 
building on last year's First Annual IOOS Implementation Conference, 
this Second Annual IOOS Implementation Conference will allow 
stakeholders to contribute to updating and improving the First Annual 
IOOS Development Plan.

    Dated: February 7, 2005.
Peter Gibson,
Acting Deputy Chief Financial Officer, For Ocean Services and Coastal 
Zone Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 05-2677 Filed 2-10-05; 8:45 am]