IODP Integrated Ocean Drilling Program

IOOS Integrated Ocean Observing System

ISOM International Research Ship Operators’ Meeting

IWGF Interagency Working Group on Facilities

JGOFS Joint Global Ocean Flux Study

JSOST Joint Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology

MARGINS MARGINS Program (NSF)

MARPOL International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships

MGG Marine geology and geophysics

MMS Minerals Management Service

NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NOPP National Oceanographic Partnership Program

NRAC Naval Research Advisory Committee

NRC National Research Council

NSF National Science Foundation

OCE Ocean Sciences Division (NSF)

OFEG Ocean Facilities Exchange Group

ONR Office of Naval Research

OOI Ocean Observatories Initiative

OPP Office of Polar Programs (NSF)

OTS Over the side

POC Particulate organic carbon

ROV Remotely operated vehicle

SMR Science Mission Requirements

SOLAS Surface Ocean Lower Atmosphere Study

SOSUS Sound Surveillance System

UAF University of Alaska, Fairbanks

UAV Unmanned aerial vehicle

UNOLS University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System

USACE U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

USBL Ultrashort baseline



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