MARACOOS is a regional association of partners that collect unique ocean and coastal data that is transformed into information products that support jobs, the economy, safety and well-being for the more than 78 million people living, visiting, and working in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Working with people who actually work in and around the ocean, coasts, bays, and rivers, MARACOOS cultivates data with purpose.
Easily accessible information is available in near real time enhancing our ability to understand and predict water and weather conditions along our coast. The network of regional associations that comprise U.S. IOOS enables tailored approaches and solutions to regional problems and enhances national-level programs and tools. MARACOOS, as one of the eleven regional associations, is IOOS in the Mid-Atlantic.