About the Partnership
The Northeast Coastal and Ocean Data Partnership (NeCODP) seeks to advance a truly integrated ocean observing system in this area. Started as a grassroots organization, it is an important building block of the Northeastern Regional Association of Coastal Ocean Observing Systems (NERACOOS) a component of the US Coastal Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) and a member of the IOOS Association. These eorts are also closely aligned with the Northeast Regional Ocean Council (NROC), with similar focus areas and drawing membership from many of the same organizations.
The NeCODP promotes and coordinates the sharing, linking, electronic dissemination, and use of data in the northwestern Atlantic Ocean and coastal regions – specically the Gulf of Maine, the waters of Southern New England, Long Island Sound, the coastal waters north of the Gulf to the eastern extent of the Scotian Shelf, and the contributing tributary watershed(s). The NeCODP, originally formed as the Gulf of Maine Ocean data Partnership (GoMODP), was formed through a Memorandum of Agreement in 2004, as a region-wide eort to assist individual institutions in sharing valuable data and information on the physical, biological, chemical and geologic conditions in the Gulf of Maine.
The NeCODP expanded in 2009 beyond the Gulf of Maine to include more of the northwestern Atlantic area. It now includes over 20 member organizations drawn from government agencies, intergovernmental organizations, academia, research and nongovernmental and nonprot entities both American and Canadian. The NeCODP provides guidance and technical assistance to members and a forum for exchanging ideas and experience. The NeCODP is hosted by NERACOOS.
For more information please contact Tom Shyka, tom@neracoos.org