About IOOS

Organizational Structure

Stakeholder Engagement

To ensure broad engagement of the diverse community of stakeholders in the insular Pacific, PacIOOS has contracted regional liaisons at partner institutions in each jurisdiction to assist with the solicitation of local information, product and service requirements, dissemination and evaluation of ocean information and products, and coordination of local stakeholder councils. These liaisons are the local face of the PacIOOS program and work to update and refine user requirements and priorities in the time between annual stakeholder workshops and training sessions in each jurisdiction. The network of regional liaisons dedicated to the development of PacIOOS is the essential linkage between stakeholder- expressed requirements and the observations, data, products, and services proposed, produced and delivered by PacIOOS.


The PacIOOS Governing Council has been established to provide overall guidance on the development of the observing system. The Governing Council of PacIOOS provides strategic and policy guidance to the PacIOOS director and is involved in the management of the observing system through an Executive Committee that meets between full council meetings. Members of the Governing Council are elected by their peers to serve three-year terms and select from their membership a Chairperson to serve as the presiding officer of the Council (currently Chris Ostrander, Assistant Dean and Director of Strategic Initiatives and External Relations of SOEST).

Governing Council Members


Goverance Council Diagram



Please consider acknowledging PacIOOS in any distribution or publication of data as follows: Data provided by PacIOOS (www.pacioos.org), which is a part of the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®), funded in part by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Awards #NA11NOS0120039 and #NA16NOS0120024.