The Canadian Integrated Ocean Observing System (CIOOS) Atlantic is a regional association of CIOOS, a national initiative to address siloed ocean data and the lack of a formal coordination and collaboration mechanism for the ocean observing community in Canada (1). An open-access online platform for sharing information about the state of our ocean, CIOOS Atlantic allows users to discover regionally-tailored data products and access raw ocean data from different sectors along the Atlantic seaboard, from Labrador to the Bay of Fundy.
The CIOOS Atlantic association of partners are committed to the development of a data management and dissemination approach that meets the needs of the local oceanographic community and contributes to global ocean observing initiatives. CIOOS Atlantic works to provide data not only to researchers and government agencies but also to a broad range of end-users; from coastal communities to ocean industries, First Nations, and non-governmental organizations.
CIOOS Atlantic’s partnership with FORCE allows for a diverse audience to access FORCE data and supports site characterization, environmental monitoring, and operations at the FORCE site.