IGBP International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme
IMBER Integrated Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research
IOC Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
IOOS Integrated Ocean Observing System
IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
IWG Interagency Working Group

JSOST Joint Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology

LTER Long-term Ecological Research

MBARI Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
MOU Memoranda of Understanding
MSY Maximum Sustainable Yield

NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NPV Net Present Value
NRC National Research Council
NSF National Science Foundation

OCB Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry [Program]
Ocean SITES Ocean Sustained Interdisciplinary Time-Series Environment observation System
ODP Ocean Drilling Program
OOI Ocean Observatories Initiative
OSB Ocean Studies Board

PETM Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum
PIC Particulate Inorganic Carbon
PICES North Pacific Marine Science Organization
POC Particulate Organic Carbon

RISA NOAA Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments

SARP NOAA Sectoral Applications Research Program
SCOR Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research
SOLAS Surface Ocean Lower Atmosphere Study
SRES Special Report on Emissions Scenarios
SSS Sea Surface Salinity

TOGA Tropical Ocean Global Atmosphere


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