U.S. IOOS: Our Eyes on Our Oceans, Coasts, and Great Lakes.
The Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) provides high-quality data and information on current and future states of the oceans and Great Lakes from the global scale of ocean basins to local scales of coastal ecosystems.
Societal goals of IOOS
IOOS provides data in forms and at rates required by decision makers to address seven societal goals:
Improve predictions of climate change and weather and theireffects on coastal communities and the nation
Improve the safety and efficiency of maritime operations
Mitigate the effects of natural hazards more effectively
Improve national and homeland security
Reduce public health risks
Protect and restore healthy coastal ecosystems more effectively
Enable the sustained use of ocean and coastal resources
Illegal bluefin tuna trade ring dismantled Spain
The Civil Guard has dismantled a ring that in Spain traded tuna that had been illegally fished in other countries and that, in addition, sometimes had health irregularities.
Irish seafood sales grow, inside and outside the country Republic of Ireland
Irish seafood exports recorded last year in the internal and external market for the first time exceeded the mark of EUR 1 billion, transforming 2017 into "an exceptional year for the country's marine economy".
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