DOM

dissolved organic material

DON

dissolved organic nitrogen

DSDP

Deep Sea Drilling Project


EEZ

Exclusive Economic Zone

EOS

Earth Observing System

EOSDIS

EOS Data and Information System

EPA

Environmental Protection Agency

ERS-1

Earth Resources Satellite-1 (European Space Agency)

ESA

European Space Agency


FCCSET

Federal Coordinating Council for Science, Engineering, and Technology

FLIP

Floating Instrument Platform

FY

Fiscal Year


GLOBEC

Global Ocean Ecosystems Dynamics

GNP

gross national product

GOOS

global ocean observing system


IR

Infrared radiometer


JGOFS

Joint Global Ocean Flux Study

JOI

Joint Oceanographic Institutions, Inc.

JOIDES

Joint Oceanographic Institutions for Deep Earth Sampling


M.B.

Marine biology

M.C.

Marine chemistry

MG and G

Marine geology and geophysics

MIT

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MMS

Minerals Management Service (DOI)

MR

Microwave radiometer


NADW

North Atlantic Deep Water

NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASDA

Japanese space agency

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NODC

National Oceanographic Data Center

NRC

National Research Council

NRL

Naval Research Laboratory

NSF

National Science Foundation


OCE

Division of Ocean Sciences (NSF)

OCF

Oceanographic Centers and Facilities (NSF)

OCS

outer continental shelf

ODP

Ocean Drilling Program

O.E.

Ocean engineering



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