CRC Activities :: CBOS
The goal of CBOS is to provide data, information, and products for coastal marine, bay, estuarine, and associated watershed systems within its geographic boundaries as deemed necessary by users, in a convenient and uniform manner, and in accordance with sound scientific practices. CBOS is to deliver these products by managing and supporting data measurements, transmission, protocols, analysis methods, modeling, and communications in a manner consistent with IOOS DMAC (Data Management and Communications) and other protocols.
CBOS objectives include:
- Representing the interests of those that use, depend on, study, and manage the environment and resources of the Chesapeake and Coastal Bay Watersheds and the adjacent continental shelf.
- Building partnerships and a consortium of data providers and users from federal and state agencies, private industry, non-governmental non-profit organizations, research and academia, and the public at large
- Providing an organizational means by which this subregional system, its parent MACOORA, and the public benefit from and contribute to the development and sustained operation of an integrated ocean observing system for the open ocean (to the EEZ boundary), bays, and (sub)region estuaries. And
- Ensuring the sustained flow of data, information, and products to meet current user needs, and the evolution of CBOS to meet future user needs, through the timely incorporation of new technologies and understanding based on these needs.