AESOPS - Antarctic Environment Southern Ocean Process Study (US)
AGU - American Geophysical Union (US)
AIMS - WOCE Analysis, Interpretation, Modelling and Synthesis strategy
ALACE - Autonomous Lagrangian Circulation Explorer
ALOHA - A Long-term Oligotrophic Habitat Assessment (at Hawaii Ocean Time-series Station)
AMT - Atlantic Meridional Transect (UK)
ANIMATE - Atlantic Network of Interdisciplinary Moorings and Time-series for Europe (EC)
AODC - Australian Oceanographic Data Centre
APEX - Autonomous Profiling Explorer
ARGO - Array for Real-time Geostrophic Oceanography
ARMEX - Arabian Sea Monsoon Experiment
ASLO - American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (US)
AVHRR - Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer
AWI - Alfred-Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (Germany)
BATS - Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study
BBSR - Bermuda Biological Station for Research (Bermuda)
BIO - Bedford Institute of Oceanography (Canada)
BOBPS - Bay of Bengal Process Studies (India)
BODC - British Oceanographic Data Centre (UK)
BSH - Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (Germany)
CARIACO - CArbon Retention In A Colored Ocean project (US / Venezuela)

CARINA - Carbon dioxide in the Atlantic Ocean (Germany)
CARIOCA - CARbon Interface OCean Atmosphere buoy (France)
CAS - Chinese Academy of Sciences (CN-PRC)
CBD - UN Convention on Biological Diversity
CCSDS - Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems
CDIAC - Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (US)
CICESE - Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada (Mexico)
CLIVAR - Programme on Climate Variability and Predictability (WCRP)
CMIP - Coupled Model Intercomparison (CLIVAR)
CMMACS - Centre for Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation (India)
CMTT - Joint JGOFS/LOICZ Continental Margin Task Team
CNES - Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (France)
CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France)
COASTS - Coastal Ocean Advanced Scientific and Technical Studies (IOC)
CODATA - Committee on Data for Science and Technology (ICSU)
COINet - Oceanic Information Network (CN-PRC)
CoML - Census of Marine Life (SCOR)
COMNAP - Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs
CONICYT - Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica (Chile)
COOP (1) - Coastal Ocean Observations Panel (IOC)
CoOP (2) - Coastal Ocean Processes Program (US)
CORE - Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education (US)
CPR - Continuous Plankton Recorder Survey (UK)
CREST - Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology (Japan)
CSIC - Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Spain)
CSIR - Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (India)
CSIRO - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (Australia)
CZCS - Coastal Zone Color Scanner
DBCP - WMO-IOC Data Buoy Cooperation Panel
DEOS - Dynamics of Earth and Ocean Systems (UK)
DEOS - Dynamics of Earth and Ocean Systems (US)
DFO - Department of Fisheries and Oceans (Canada)
DGOP - Dynamic Green Ocean Project
DIF - Directory Interchange Format
DIVERSITAS - International Programme of Biodiversity Science (ICSU)
DMG - NIOZ Data Management Group (NL)
DMTT - JGOFS Data Management Task Team
DODS - Distributed Oceanographic Data System
DOI - Digital Object Identifier System
DSR - Deep Sea Research, Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers journal
DSR II - Deep Sea Research, Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography journal
DWK - Deutsche Wissenschaftliche Kommission für Meeresforschung (Germany)
DYFAMED - DYnamique des Flux de mAtière en MEDiterranée (France)
DYNAMO - Dynamics of North Atlantic Models (EC)
ECCO - Estimation of the Circulation and Climate of the Ocean (US)
ECMWF - European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
EDMED - European Directory on Marine Environmental Datasets (EC)
EDOCC - Ecological Determinants of Ocean Carbon Cycling project (US)
EGU - European Geosciences Union
EISENEX - Second Iron Enrichment Experiment (Germany)
EnvDoc - Documenting Environmental Change project (UK)
ERS - European Remote Sensing Satellite (ESA)
ESA - European Space Agency
ESRC - College of Oceanography and Environmental Science, Xiamen University (CN-PRC)
ESSP - Earth System Science Partnership (of WCRP, IGBP, IHDP & DIVERSITAS)
EuroGOOS - Global Ocean Observing System in the European Sea areas and adjacent oceans
eWOCE - Electronic Atlas of WOCE Data
FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization (UN)
FERRET - ferret toolbox = interactive computer visualization and analysis environment (US)
FGDC - Federal Geographic Data Committee (US)
GAIM - Global Analysis, Integration and Modelling (IGBP)
GBIF - Global Biodiversity Information Facility
GCDIS - Global Change Data and Information System (US)
GCMD - NASA's Global Change Master Directory (US)
GCOS - Global Climate Observing System (WMO)
GCP - Global Carbon Project (ESSP)
GCTE - Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems (FAO)
GEBCDMEP - IODE Group of Experts on Biological & Chemical Data Management and Exchange Practices (IOC-EU-BSH-NOAA)
GEF - Global Environment Facility
GEOHAB - Global Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms (SCOR-IOC)
GEOSECS - Geochemical Ocean Sections Study
GFDL - NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (US)
GLI - Global Imager (Japan)
GLOBEC - Global Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics (IGBP)
GLODAP - Global Ocean Data Analysis Project (US-JGOFS SMP)
GLODIR - Global Directory of Marine (and Freshwater) Professionals, now OceanExpert (IOC)
GMT - Generic Mapping Tools

GODAE - Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment (Australia)
GODAR - Global Oceanographic Data Archaeology and Rescue
GOOS - Global Ocean Observing System (IOC-WMO-UNEP-ICSU)
GRID - Global Resource Information Database (UNEP)
GSWG - JGOFS Global Synthesis and Modelling Working Group
GTOS - Global Terrestrial Observing System (FAO)
GTSPP - Global Temperature-Salinity Profile Program
HadOOC - Hadley Centre Ocean Carbon Cycle model (UK)
HALE - Hawaii Air-sea Logging Experiment
HOT - Hawaii Ocean Time series station (US)
HOTO - Health of the Oceans Panel (GOOS)
IACMST - Inter-Agency Committee on Marine Science and Technology (UK)
IAI - Inter American Institute for Global Change Research
IAPSO - International Association for the Physical Sciences of the Oceans
ICES - International Council for the Exploration of the Sea
ICSTI - International Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSU)
ICSU - International Council for Science
IDN - International Directory Network  (CEOS)
IES - Institute for Environment and Sustainability (EC-JRC)
IfM - Institut für Meereskunde an der Universität Kiel (Germany)
Ifremer - Institut français de recherche pour l'exploitation de la mer (France)
IGAC - International Global Atmospheric Chemistry Project
IGBP - International Geosphere Biosphere Programme (ICSU)
IGFA - International Group of Funding Agencies for Global Change Research
I-GOOS - Intergovernmental IOC-WMO-UNEP Committee for GOOS
IGOS - Integrated Global Observing Strategy (UNESCO)
IHDP - International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change
IJCD - Inventory for Japanese Chemical-oceanographic Data (Japan)
IMAGES - International Marine Past Global Change Study
IML - DFO Institut Maurice Lamontagne (Canada)
IMR - Institute of Marine Research (Norway)
INSU - CNRS Institut National des Sciences de l'Univers (France)
IOC - Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of the UNESCO
IOCCG - International Ocean Colour Co-ordinating Group (IOC-CEOS-SCOR)
IOCCP - International Ocean Carbon Coordination Project (IOC-SCOR-GCP)
IODC - Indian Oceanographic Data Centre
IODE - Committee on International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (UNESCO)
ION - International Ocean Network
IOS - Institute of Ocean Sciences (Canada)
IOSG - JGOFS Indian Ocean Synthesis and Modelling Group
IPCC - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (WMO-UNEP)
IPO - JGOFS International Project Office
IRD - Institut de recherche pour le développement (France)
IUCN - World Conservation Union (former International Union for the Conservation of Nature)
IUGG - International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics
JAMSTEC - Japan Marine Science and Technology Center
JCADM - Joint Committee on Antarctic Data Management (SCAR-COMNAP)
JCOMM - Joint technical Commission for Oceanographic & Marine Meteorology (WMO-IOC)
JCOMMOPS - Joint technical Commission for Oceanographic & Marine Meteorology in situ Observing Platform Support centre

JFA - Japan Fisheries Agency
JGOFS - Joint Global Ocean Flux Study
J-GOOS - Joint Scientific and Technical Committee for Global Ocean Observing System (IOC-WMO-ICSU)
JGR - Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans
JGTT - Joint JGOFS-GAIM Ocean Carbon Modelling Task Team
J-LAS - US-JGOFS Live Access Server
JMA - Japan Meteorological Agency
JOA - Java OceanAtlas
JODC - Japan Oceanographic Data Centre
JOIDES - Joint Oceanographic Institutions for Deep Earth Sampling
JRC - Joint Research Centre (EC)
KEEP - Kuroshio-Edge Exchange Processes (CN-RoC)
KNAW - Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (Netherlands)
KNOT - Kyodo North Pacific Ocean Time Series (Japan)
KORDI - Korean Ocean Research & Development Institute (South Korea)
LEGOS - Laboratoire d´Etudes en Géophysique et Océanographie Spatiale (France)
LOAM - Lamont Ocean Atmosphere Model (US)
LOICZ - Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone (IGBP)
LORECS - Long-term Observation & Research of the East China Sea (CN-RoC)
LOV - Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche-sur-mer (France)
L&O - Limnology and Oceanography journal
MAB - Man And the Biosphere program (UNESCO)
MAR-ECO - Patterns and processes of the ecosystems of the northern Mid-Atlantic project (CoML)
MareNet - worldwide Network of Marine Research Institutions and Documents (Germany)
MARUM - Zentrum für Marine Umweltwissenschaften
MAST - Marine Science and Technology (EC)
MATT - Metadata Authoring Tool (ZA)
MDM - working group for Marine Data Management (ICES)
MEDATLAS - Mediterranean Hydrographic Atlas (EC)
MEDS - Marine Environmental Data Service (Canada)
MEPS - Marine Ecology Progress Series journal
MERIS - Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (ESA)
MFLECS - Margin Flux in the East China Sea (CN-RoC)
MICOM - Miami Isopycnic Coordinate Model (US)
MIDAS - Marine Information and Data Acquisition System (Belgium)
MIRC - Marine Information Research Centre (Japan)
MODAS - NRL Modular Ocean Data Assimilation System (US)
MODIS - Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (US)
MOM2 - GFDL Modular Ocean Model version 2 (US)
MRIB - USGS Marine Realms Information Bank (US)
NABE - JGOFS North Atlantic Bloom Experiment
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration (US)
NASG - JGOFS North Atlantic Synthesis and Modelling Group
NEMURO - North-Pacific Ecosystem Model Understanding Regional Oceanography (PICES)
NERC - National Environmental Research Council (UK)

NetCDF - UNIDATA-UCAR Network Common Data Form (US)
NFR - Norges forskningsråd (Norway)
NIAES - National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences (Japan)
NIES - National Institute for Environmental Studies (Japan)
NIO - National Institute of Oceanography (India)
NIO - National Institute of Oceanography (Pakistan)
NIOZ - Royal Nederlands Instituut voor Onderzoek der Zee (Netherlands)
NMDIS - National Marine Data & Information Service (CN-PRC)
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (US)
NOCES - Northern Ocean Carbon Exchange Study
NODC - National Oceanographic Data Centres (IOC)
NODC - National Oceanographic Data Centre (India)
NODC - National Oceanographic Data Center (US NOAA)
NODC - Netherlands Oceanographic Data Committee

NOPACCS - North Pacific Carbon Cycle Study (Japan)
NOPP - National Oceanographic Partnership Program (US)
NPPS - North Pacific Process Study (Japan)
NPSG - JGOFS North Pacific Synthesis and Modelling Group
NSERC - National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
NSF - National Science Foundation (US)
NSFC - National Natural Science Foundation of China (CN-PRC)
OACES - NOAA Ocean-Atmosphere Carbon Exchange Study (US)
OAIS - Open Archival Information System (CCSDS)
OBE - Ocean Biogeochemistry and Ecosystems (IGBP-SCOR)

OBIS - Ocean Biogeographic Information System (CoML)
OCCAM - Ocean Circulation and Climate Advanced Modelling project (UK)
OCCM - Ocean Carbon Cycle Model (Germany)
OCEANIC - Ocean Information Center (US)
OCL - NOAA Ocean Climate Laboratory (US)
OCMIP - Ocean Carbon Modelling Intercomparison Project (GAIM-IGBP)
OCTET - Ocean Carbon Transport, Exchanges and Transformations (US)
OCTS - Ocean Colour Temperature Scanner (Japan)
ODAS - Ocean Data Acquisition System (US)
ODINAFRICA - Ocean Data and Information Network for Africa (IOC)

ODV - Ocean Data View (Germany)
OFC - Ocean Future Committee (SCOR/IGBP)
OISO - Océan Indien Service d'Observations (France)
OMEX - Ocean Margin EXchange (EC)
OMRN - Ocean Management Research Network (Canada)
ONR - Office of Naval Research (US)
OOPC - Ocean Observations Panel for Climate (WCRP-GOOS-GCOS)
OOV - Observatoire Océanologique de Villefranche-sur-Mer (France)
OPCC - Ocean Panel on Climate Change
OPeNDAP - Open-source Project for a Network Data Access Protocol (US)
ORI - Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo (Japan)
OZGOFS - Australia JGOFS contribution
PAGES - Past Global Changes
PALACE - Profiling Autonomous Lagrangian Circulation Explorer floats
PANGAEA - Network for Geological and Environmental Data (Germany)
PDMO - U.S. JGOFS Planning and Data Management Office
PFT - Plant Functional Types
PICES - North Pacific Marine Science Organisation (Pacific ICES)
PICES WG17 - PICES Working Group 17: Biogeochemical Data Integration and Synthesis
PICNIC - PICES Carbon Dioxide Related Data Integration for the North Pacific (Japan)
PIRATA - Pilot Research Moored Array in the Tropical Atlantic (CLIVAR)
PISCES - Pelagic Interaction Scheme for Carbon and Ecological Studies
PMEL - Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (US NOAA)
PML - Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK)
PMTT - JGOFS Photosynthesis Measurements Task Team
POGO - Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean
POL - Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory (UK)
POMME - Programme Océan Multidisciplinaire Méso-Echelle (France)
PPARR - Primary Production Algorithm Round Robin
PRIME - Plankton Reactivity in the Marine Environment (UK)
PROOF - Processus biogéochimiques dans l'Océan et Flux (France)
QuikSCAT - Quick Scatterometer sensor (US)
RSMAS - Rosenstiel School of Marine Atmospheric Sciences (US)
SAGE - Sub-Arctic Gyre Experiment in the North Pacific (Japan)
SAHFOS - Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science (UK)
SCAR - Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (ICSU)

SCOPE - Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (ICSU)
SCOR - Scientific Council of Oceanic Research (ICSU)
SEATS - South-East Asia Time-series Station (CN-RoC)
SeaWiFS - Sea-Viewing Wide Field-of-View Sensor (US)
SES - Shelf Edge Study (UK)
SHOM - Service Hydrographique et Océanographique de la Marine (France)
SIBEX - South China Sea Integrated Biogeochemical Experiment (CN-RoC)
SICAP - SCOR - IOC Advisory Panel on CO2
SIDA - Styrelsen för internationellt utvecklingssamarbete (Sweden)
SIMBIOS - Sensor Intercomparison and Merger for Biological and Interdisciplinary Oceanic Studies (US)
SIO - Scripps Institution of Oceanography (US)
SIO - Second Institute of Oceanography (CN-PRC)
SIO - Shirshov Institute of Oceanology (Russia)
SISMER - Systèmes d'Informations Scientifiques pour la Mer (France)
SMP - US-JGOFS Synthesis and Modelling Program (US)
SOC - Southampton Oceanography Centre (UK)
SOFeX - Southern Ocean Iron Experiment (US)
SOIREE - Southern Ocean Iron Release Experiment
SOLAS - Surface Ocean and Lower Atmosphere Study (IGBP-SCOR)
SOOP - Ships of Opportunity Programme (IOC-WMO)
SOSG - JGOFS Southern Ocean Synthesis and Modelling Group
SSC - JGOFS Scientific Steering Committee
SSM/I - Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (US)
START - Global Change System for Analysis, Research and Training (IGBP-WCRP-IHDP)
TOGA - Tropical Ocean Global Atmosphere (WCRP)
TOS - The Oceanography Society (US)

TRACTOR - TRAcer and Circulation in The NORdic Seas Region (Norway)
TWAS - Third World Academy of Sciences
UNEP - United Nations Environment Programme (UN)
UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UN)
USGCRP - Global Change Research Program (US)
USJN - US-JGOFS Newsletter (US)
VGPM - Vertically Generalized Production Model
VLIZ - Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (Belgium)
WCRP - World Climate Research Programme (WMO-ICSU-IOC)
WDC - ICSU World Data Centre System
WDC-A - ICSU World Data Center A for Oceanography (US)
WDC-MARE - ICSU World Data Centre for Marine Environmental Sciences (Germany)
West-COSMIC - Western Pacific Environmental Assessment Study on CO2 Ocean Sequestration for Mitigation of Climate change (Japan)
WESTPAC - West Pacific Programme (Japan)
WGASF – Working Group on Air-Sea Fluxes (WCRP/SCOR)
WHOI - Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (US)
WHP - WOCE Hydrography Programme
WMO - World Meteorological Organization (UN)
WOCE - World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WCRP)
WOD - US NODC World Ocean Database (US)
WOOD - ONR Worldwide Ocean Optics Database (US)

last updated 29.12.2003


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