The mission of the Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS) is to address regional and national needs for ocean information, gather specific data on key coastal and ocean variables, and ensure timely and sustained dissemination and availability of these data. The AOOS data portal is a good source of marine data for Alaskan waters. Highlights include:
GINA works with AOOS by exchanging mapping and environmental data services. GINA’s imagery web map services appear as base layers in many AOOS web maps. GINA consumes sensor feeds from an excellent collection curated by AOOS. AOOS and their primary data services management contractor, Axiom Consulting and Design, share a similar philosophy and commitment to open standards geospatial data distribution. GINA serves on the AOOS Data Management Advisory Committee and plans are underway for additional collaborations.