NAO North Atlantic Oscillation

NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NAVO The Naval Oceanographic Office

NCAR National Center for Atmospheric Research

NDSF National Deep Submergence Facility

NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NOP National Ocean Policy

NOPP National Oceanographic Partnership Program

NOSAMS National Ocean Sciences Accelerator Mass Spectrometry

NRC National Research Council

NSF National Science Foundation

ODP Ocean Drilling Program

ONR Office of Naval Research

OSSE Observing System Simulation Experiments

PDO Pacific Decadal Oscillation

PCB Polychlorinated Biphenyl

ROV Remotely Operated Vehicle

SeaWiFS Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor

SOST Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology

SST Sea Surface Temperatures

UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNOLS University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System

USCOP U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy

WHOI Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

WOCE World Ocean Circulation Experiment

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