NSIDC

National Snow and Ice Data Center

NWS

National Weather Service


OAR

Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research

OCE

NSF Ocean Sciences Division

OCFS

Oceanographic Centers and Facilities Section

ODP

Ocean Drilling Program

OEUVRE

Ocean Ecology: Understanding and Vision for Research

OGP

Office of Global Programs

OMP

Ocean Margins Program

ONR

U.S. Office of Naval Research

OSB

Ocean Studies Board

OSRS

Ocean Sciences Research Section


POLYMODE

Mid-Ocean Dynamics Experiment eddies division


R/V

research vessel

RFP

request for proposals

RIDGE

Ridge Inter-Disciplinary Global Experiments

ROSCOP

Report of Observations and Samples Collected on Oceanographic Programs

ROV

Remotely Operated Vehicles


S&T

science and technology

SeaWIFS

Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor

SOSUS

Sound Surveillance System

SSC

Scientific Steering Committee

SSG

Scientific Steering Group


TDD

Telephonic Device for the Deaf

T-POP

TOGA Program on Prediction

TOGA

Tropical Oceans and Global Atmosphere Program

TOGA TAO

TOGA Tropical Atmosphere-Ocean array

TOPEX

Ocean Surface Topography Experiment

TS

temperature-salinity


UNESCO

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization

UNOLS

University-National Oceanographic Laboratory Systems

USGCRP

United States Global Change Research Program

USSAC

United States Science Advisory Committee

USSSP

United States Science Support Program


WCRP

World Climate Research Program

WHP

World Hydrographic Program

WMO

World Meteorological Organization

WOCE

World Ocean Circulation Experiment



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