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    Integrated Ocean Observing System Advisory Committee Meets for the First Time
    The U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System Advisory Committee will meet for the first time on August 29, 2012, and on August 30, 2012, at the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, 1201 New York Ave. NW., Washington, DC, 20005. The Committee was established by the NOAA Administrator as directed by Section 12304 of the Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System Act, part of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111-11). The Committee advises the NOAA Administrator and the Interagency Ocean Observation Committee on (a) Administration, operation, management, and maintenance of the System; (b) expansion and periodic modernization and upgrade of technology components of the System; (c) identification of end-user communities, their needs for information provided by the System, and the System's effectiveness in dissemination information to end-user communities and to the general public;and (d) any other purpose identified by the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere or the Interagency Ocean Observation Committee. The meeting will be open to public. The Committee's website is at

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