National Coastal Ecosystem Moorings Workshop, March 20-21
More than 30 experts from government, academia, and private industry came together in Seattle, Washington, for the inaugural National Coastal Ecosystem Moorings Workshop, which NANOOS helped lead. Organized and hosted by the Alliance for Coastal Technologies (ACT) and sponsored by NOAA/U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS), participants discussed configurations of ecosystem moorings, use requirements, current and emerging sensors, technical needs, deployment and maintenance, and the integration with other observing systems. Expanding the suite of existing water column ecosystem moorings in the coastal regions of the United States is one of the recommendations of the National Strategy for a Sustained Network of Coastal Moorings.