The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) is a key international partner in U.S. efforts to understand and predict change in the Earth’s environment and to conserve and manage coastal and marine resources. Specific benefits are as follows. The IOC:
The OAR Assistant Administrator is the U.S. Representative to the IOC. IPO coordinates all IOC relations from NOAA to IOC and, with State coordinates the U.S. interagency process.
This program directly supports the President and Under Secretary’s priority to implement the ocean and climate components of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems. This program also directly supports the implementation of all NOAA Mission Goals.