ECOHAB Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms

EEZ Exclusive Economic Zone

EIS Environmental Impact Statements

EOS Earth Observing System

EPA Environmental Protection Agency

EROS Earth Resources Observation Systems

ERTS Earth Resource Technology Satellite

ESE Earth Science Enterprise

FAA Federal Aviation Administration

FAWG focus area working groups

FCA Full Cost Accounting

FEWS Famine Early Warning System

FGDC Federal Geographic Data Committee

GB gigabyte

GEOSS Global Earth Observing System of Systems

GoM Gulf of Mexico

GRACE Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment

HABHRCA Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Amendments Act

HDF Hierarchical Data Format

IEOS Interagency Earth Observing System

IOOS Integrated Ocean Observing System

ITO Interagency Transition Office

IWG ESA Interagency Working Group in Earth Science Applications

JCSDA Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation

LACIE Large Area Crop Inventory Program

MMS Mineral Management Service

MOA Memorandum of Agreement

MODIS Moderate Resolution Imagery Spectroradiometer

MOU memorandum of understanding

MPAR Metrics Planning and Reporting System

NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NCEP National Center for Environmental Prediction

NEON National Ecological Observatory Network

NGA National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

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