Resources

Communication Materials
News
Legislative Fact Sheet One Pager- February 2011
Economic Considerations in the Design of Ocean Observing Systems, Hauke Kite-Powell, Oceanography Vol 22 No 2
NERACOOS One Pagers: Overview | Maritime Operations | Coastal Hazards | Ocean and Coastal Ecosystem Health | Ocean Energy Planning and Management | Education
To read more about the effects of Sandy in the Northeast, click here.

Annual Reports 
2013 NERACOOS Annual Report
2014 NERACOOS Annual Report
2015 NERACOOS Annual Report

Strategic Planning and Implementation
SPI Team Meetings: April 6, 2011 
Strategic Plan 2011-2016 (PDF 4.2MB)
Strategic Priorities 2011-2016 (PDF)
Strategic Priorities 2015 (PDF)
Regional Buildout Plan for the Northeast- Executive Summary | Part 1 Full | Part 2 Full

Board of Directors and Governance
Bylaws
Committee Terms of Reference
Board Meeting Minutes August 12-13, 2008 November 13, 2008 August 31, 2009 February 20, 2009 May 13, 2009 November 13, 2009 February 8, 2010 May 3, 2010 August 23, 2010 November 29, 2010 February 24, 2011 May 10, 2011 August 16, 2011 November 28, 2011

August 2016 Board Meeting Presentation

Travel
Click here for Travel and Expense Reimbursement Policy.  Always check the GSA website for current rates.
Travel Request Form - (PDF | Excel)
Fly America Act Waiver Checklist
Travel and Expense Reimbursement Form- (PDF | Excel)

Grants
Visit the grants page here

User Needs and Product Development
User Needs docs
Product Tutorials
Products Team

Data Management
NERACOOS Data Policy, adopted September 4, 2013
D
ata Management Plan
D
ata Management Framework

Financials
FY2016 Audited Financial Statements
FY2016 Form 990 - Public Disclosure Copy
 

December 10, 2015 NERACOOS Annual Meeting

December 4, 2014 NERACOOS Annual Meeting

December 5, 2013 NERACOOS Annual Meeting

December 5, 2012 NERACOOS Annual Meeting

September 26, 2012 NERACOOS/NECODP Data Management Workshop

Real-time ocean and weather conditions delivered by NERACOOS are a critical resource for commercial mariners who captain large vessels in our region. This new IOOS (Integrated Ocean Observing System) video features Captain David Gelinas of the Penobscot Bay River and Pilots Association, who describes how he and other mariners routinely use and rely on NOAA and NERACOOS observations and forecasts to improve the safety and efficiency of their critical operations. 

"We would be at a huge disadvantage without the IOOS system. Every once and a while they talk about pulling one or more of those buoys and it really sets off alarm bells in our organization because literally on a daily basis we rely on that information to make sound decisions."
- Capt. David Gelinas, Penobscot River and Bay Pilot Association