IOOS backbone expansion efforts by NOAA's National Data Buoy Center
The development of the IOOS national backbone and integration with regional observing efforts is proceeding, in part through the expansion of NDBC observing capability and the ongoing NDBC efforts to assemble, quality-control and distribute regional data. To date the increased observing capability has been primarily accomplished through augmentation of existing platforms. The required expansion of the national backbone in terms of new stations and sustained support for them remains a significant challenge.
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Conlee, D. T., Moersdorf, P. F., & Henderson, D. G.