Resources

NOAA Cooperative Agreement

AOOS receives its core funding from five-year NOAA cooperative agreements with the national Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) Program. Funds are used to complete the projects and priorities approved by the AOOS Board in consultation with our stakeholders through a variety of engagement mechanisms. We are currently working under NOAA cooperative agreement #NA16NOS0120027 awarded in 2016 ending in 2021. The original request was for $20M at $4M per year. Once the IOOS Program receives its annual funding from Congress, AOOS is notified of the amount we will actually receive for the year which is usually less than the $4M requested. AOOS then submits an annual proposal de-scoped to the actual amount awarded.

Semi-annual reports for each fiscal year of the cooperative agreement are submitted to NOAA in December and June. List of links to Semi-annual reports for:

NOAA Certification

AOOS, Alaska’s Regional Association (RA), has been certified by NOAA as meeting federal standards for data gathering and management. In simple terms, that means that ocean, and coastal data and information from AOOS can now be used with the same confidence and assurances as federal data.

Initiated in 2015, the process to certify an RA involves each association working closely with the U.S. IOOS program to document and institute specific practices in regard to data collection, governance, and management. Each RA submits extensive documentation of these practices and structures which is then vetted and recommended for approval by the U.S. IOOS program office before NOAA grants certified status.

Certification Documents:

Logos

Below are three approved downloadable versions (in two color modes each) of the AOOS logo. There are two vector-based formats (AI, EPS) and two pixel-based formats (JPG, PNG). Pixel-based files are generally used for in-house applications and for situations where the logo will be viewed only on a screen or monitor. Vector-based files are generally used for print-related applications like ads, brochures, and displays. They can be scaled up or down with no loss of image quality but may not be compatible with some programs/apps. Pixel-based files are the most common formats for in-house uses and for screen display. They can be reduced in scale, but they should not be scaled up.

MAIN VERSION

Color / for printing
AI (1.1 MB)
EPS (1.1 MB)

Color / for screens
JPG (781 KB)
PNG (53 KB)

Grayscale / for printing
AI (1.1 MB)
EPS (1.1 MB)

Grayscale / for screens
JPG (199 KB)
PNG (53 KB)

LOGOMARK

Color / for printing
AI (1 MB)
EPS (1.1 MB)

Color / for screens
JPG (122 KB)
PNG (31 KB)

Grayscale / for printing
AI (1 MB)
EPS (1.1 MB)

Grayscale / for screens
JPG (95 KB)
PNG (32 KB)

HORIZONTAL VERSION

Color / for printing
AI (1.1 MB)
EPS (1.2 MB)

Color / for screens
JPG (232 KB)
PNG (70 KB)

Grayscale / for printing
AI (1.1 MB)
EPS (1.2 MB)

Grayscale / for screens
JPG (201 KB)
PNG (71 KB)