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Interagency Ocean Observation Committee, Meeting of the Data Management and Communications Steering Team

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National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC).


Notice of open meeting.


NOAA's Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®) Program publishes this notice on behalf of the Interagency Ocean Observation Committee (IOOC) to announce a formal meeting of the IOOC's Data Management and Communications Steering Team (DMAC-ST). The DMAC-ST membership is comprised of IOOC-approved federal agency representatives and non-federal participants representing academic, non-profit, private, regional and state sectors who will discuss issues outlined in the agenda.


The meeting is scheduled for January 18, 2012, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. and January 19, 2012 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time.


The meeting will be broadcast via a conference telephone call. Public access is available at the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, 1201 New York Avenue NW., 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20005.

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For further information about this notice, please contact the U.S. IOOS Program (Charles Alexander, (301) 427-2429, or the IOOC Support Office (Joshua Young, (202) 787-1622,

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The IOOC was established by Congress under the Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System Act of 2009 and created under the National Ocean Research Leadership Council (NORLC). The DMAC-ST was subsequently chartered by the IOOC in December 2010 to assist with technical guidance with respect to the management of ocean data collected under the U.S. IOOS®. The IOOC's Web site (​) contains more information about their charter and responsibilities. A summary of the DMAC-ST meetings, documentations, activities and terms of reference can also be found on-line, at the following address:​committee-news/​dmac.

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Authority: 33 U.S.C. 3601-3610.

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Dated: November 2, 2011.

Zdenka S. Willis,

Director, Integrated Ocean Observing System Program.

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[FR Doc. 2011-29699 Filed 11-16-11; 8:45 am]