ONR

Office of Naval Research

ONT

Office of Naval Technology

OSB

Ocean Studies Board

OSC

Orbital Sciences Corporation

OSRS

Ocean Science Research Support (NSF)


PI

principal investigator

P.O.

Physical oceanography

POM

particulate organic material


RIDGE

Ridge Inter-Disciplinary Global Experiment

ROV

remotely operated vehicle

R/V

research vessel


SAR

synthetic aperture radar

SCAT

Scatterometer

SeaWiFS

Sea-viewing Wide Field Sensor; an ocean color satellite instrument

SIO

Scripps Institution of Oceanography


TOGA

Tropical Ocean-Global Atmosphere program

TOPEX/Poseidon

Joint NASA/French Space Agency venture to measure the surface topography of the ocean with great precision


UH

University of Hawaii

UNOLS

University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System

USCG

U.S. Coast Guard

USGS

U.S. Geological Survey (DOI)

UW

University of Washington


VOS

volunteer observing ships


WHOI

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

WOCE

World Ocean Circulation Experiment



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