Table 2. Priority Activities, Measurements, R&D Needs, and E/O Aspects.
 
Activities (sub-systems) Measurements
Needed
R&D Needs Initial E/O
Aspects
HF Radar System Surface currents, Surface waves Techniques for integration of data from different radar systems and data assimilation into models Outreach displays for targeted user groups showing availability and use of data and products; Use data in information educational kiosk exhibits at aquariums or similar venues
3-D Ocean Circulation Model Model output of 3-D currents, T, and S Refinements; Expansion to couple with biological models Outreach displays for targeted user groups showing availability and use of data and products
HAB Observing System 3-D currents; T, S, Dissolved oxygen, nutrients, HABs counts Improvements to HABs detection sensors; Development of new sensors for additional HABs Enhance existing and develop additional public education products to reflect new capabilities
Hypoxia Monitoring System Currents, T, S, Dissolved oxygen, nutrients Improved nutrient sensors for time series measurements Public education on hypoxia and its causes
Autonomous Met. Measurements Winds Develop self-contained sensor package for deployment on platforms Outreach to offshore operators on the merits of allowing instrumentation to be deployed on their platforms
Operations Center with Data Portal Uses measurements of other systems Development of the capabilities Outreach to user communities to assure the portal and center meet user needs
Implement IOOS DMAC standards Standardizes measurements of other systems Decisions on standards and protocols Outreach to data providers on DMAC standards and how to meet them
Water Level Observing System Onshore and offshore water levels Outreach to users on new capabilities
Increased/enhanced PORTS Winds, pressure, currents, air and sea temperature, salinity Outreach to users on new capabilities
Advanced, deep-ocean station Various environmental monitoring parameters for ocean and atmosphere Will be used to test new technology E/O activities likely to teach climate variability aspects to students and the public; Outreach to users on technology test capabilities

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