AGU: American Geophysical Union
ARENA: Advanced Real-Time Earth Monitoring Network in the Area ( Japan)
Argo: Global profiling float project (not an acronym)
AUV: Autonomous Underwater Vehicle
BATS: Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study
CGSN: Coastal/Global Scale Nodes
CI: Cyberinfrastructure
CLEANER: Collaborative Large-scale Engineering Analysis Network for Environmental Research
CLIVAR: CLImate VARiability and Predictability
COL: Consortium for Ocean Leadership
CoOP: Coastal Ocean Processes
CORE: Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education
COSEE: Cooperative Ocean Science Excellence in Education
COTS: Commercial Off Th e Shelf
CSN: Coastal-Scale Nodes
CUAHSI: Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc.
DART: Deep-Ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunamis (NOAA)
DEOS: Dynamics of Earth and Ocean Systems
DLESE: Digital Library for Earth System Education
ENSO: El Niño/Southern Oscillation
ESONET: European Sea Floor Observatory Network
ESSE-21: Earth System Science Education in the 21st Century
GLOBE: Global Learning and Observations to Benefi t the Environment
GLOBEC: Global Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics
GOOS: Global Ocean Observing System
GSN: Global Seismic Network
GSN: Global-Scale Nodes
HAB: Harmful Algal Blooms
HighSeasNet: a physical network that connects ships at sea with the Internet via satellite
HOT: Hawaiian Ocean Time Series
IO: Implementing Organization
IODP: Integrated Ocean Drilling Program
ION: International Ocean Network
IOOS: Integrated Ocean Observing System
IRIS: Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology
JGOFS: Joint Global Ocean Flux Study
JOI: Joint Oceanographic Institutions
LEO-15: Long-Term Ecological Observatory-15m
MARS: Monterey Accelerated Research System
MATE: Marine Advanced Technology Education
MREFC: Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction
MVCO: Martha’s Vineyard Coastal Observatory
NeMO: New Millennium Observatory (a NOAA program)
NEON: National Ecological Observatory Network
NEPTUNE: North-East Pacifi c Time-series Underwater Networked Experiments
NMEA: National Marine Educators Association
NOAA: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOPP: National Oceanographic Partnership Program
NRC: National Research Council
NSB: National Science Board
NSF: National Science Foundation
OceanSITES: Ocean Sustained Interdisciplinary Time-series Environmental Observation System
ODP: Ocean Drilling Program
OOI: Ocean Observatories Initiative
ORION: Ocean Research Interact ive Observatory Networks
OSN: Ocean Seismic Network
OSU: Oregon State University
REVEL: Research and Education: Volcanoes, Exploration and Life
RIDGE: Ridge Interdisciplinary Global Experiments
ROV: Remotely Operated Vehicle
RSN: Reginal Scale Nodes
SIO: Scripps Institution of Oceanography
SOSUS: Sound Surveillance System (Navy)
TOGA-TAO: Tropical Ocean Global Atmosphere Program/Tropical Atmosphere Ocean project (NOAA)
UNOLS: University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System
VENUS: Victoria Experimental Network Under the Sea
WHOI: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
WOCE: World Ocean Circulation Experiment