Legislation has been introduced in both the U.S. House and the Senate to reauthorize the Integrated Coastal Ocean Observing System Act (ICOOS) of 2009. The act established the framework for the IOOS (U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System) program: the 17 federal agencies and the national network of 11 Regional Associations.
Representative Donald Young (R-Alaska) introduced H.R. 237, the “Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System Act Amendment of 2017.” Click here for House legislation.
Sens. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) introduced S. 1425, “A bill to reauthorize the Integrated Ocean Observing System Act of 2017. The Senate is expected to mark up its bill in early August. Click here for Senate legislation.