Acronyms & Abbreviations

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  • OOS - ocean observing system
  • ROV - remotely operated vehicle
  • AUV - autonomous underwater vehicles
  • HFR - high frequency radar
  • DO - dissolved oxygen


GCOOS - Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System

COMFMC - Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council

GO COAST 2020 - Advisory body to the Governor for allocation of monies received by the State of Mississippi under the RESTORE Act.

GRI - Geosystems Research Institute, Mississippi State University

GSMFC - Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission

MASGC - Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium

MDEQ - Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality

MDMR - Mississippi Department of Marine Resources

NAVO - Naval Oceanographic Office

NCDDC - National Coastal Data Development Center

NDBC - National Data Buoy Center

NIUST - National Institute for Undersea Science and Technology, the University of Southern Mississippi and the University of Mississippi

NMFS - National Marine Fisheries Service

NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NOARC - National Oceans and Applications Research Center

NRL - U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

OER - NASA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research

TLGVRC - Trent Lott Geospatial and Visualization Research Center, Jackson State University

USFWS - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

USGS - United States Geological Survey