AOOS Seeks New Board Members

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The Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS) seeks to expand its Board, which is currently comprised of 16 members representing state and federal resource agencies and research institutions.  The Board is particularly interested in adding new members representing industry (e.g., commercial fishing, oil and gas, etc.), Alaska Native organization and NGO (non-governmental organization) sectors.

AOOS is a part of a national observing network with the mission of addressing needs for ocean information, gathering data on key coastal and ocean variables, and disseminating that data through a centralized data clearinghouse.

Who is Eligible

Alaska Native communities and tribal governments, research organizations, academic institutions, private entities, non-governmental organizations, Federal agencies, regional federal science and management organizations, and state and local agencies, committed to the vision, mission, goals and objectives of AOOS.  Members are party to the AOOS Memorandum of Agreement.


The AOOS board meets in person twice annually to foster cooperation among the parties, share findings with other participatory agencies, establish priorities for the system, and evaluate plans and progress in implementing those priorities. Current Board members and governing documents.

If interested, please email with the following information:

  • A paragraph about why your organization would like to become an AOOS member and serve on the AOOS board
  • Resume of potential board member

Nominations are due by February 1. The AOOS Board will review all applicants and produce a slate of candidates to be voted on during the next meeting, anticipated for late February/March.

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