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Sea-Floor Observation Group, Marine Science & Technology Center, Tongji University
Sea-Floor Observation Group, Marine Science & Technology Center, Tongji Universi. Two Marine Observation Systems in USA：OOI and IOOS[J]. Advances in Earth Science, 2011, 26(6): 650-655.
Abstract: This paper briefly introduces two marine observation systems in the United States: the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) sponsored by NSF, and the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) organized by NOOA. The two programs are closely related, but differentiated from each other. As China is now developing its own marine observation systems, there is much to be learned from the US experience.