ADEOS          Advanced Earth Observing Satellite
AUV            Autonomous Underwater Vehicle
AVHRR          Advanced Very-High-Resolution Radiometer
BML            Bodega Marine Laboratory
CalCOFI        California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations
CCS            California Current System
CICESE         Centro de Investigacion Cientifica y Educacio n Superior de Ensenada
COADS          Comprehensive Ocean Atmospheric Data Set
CODE           Coastal Ocean Dynamics Experiment
CoOP           Coastal Ocean Processes
CTD            Conductivity Temperature Depth
CTZ            Coastal Transition Zone
CZCS           Coastal Zone Color Scanner
EBC            Eastern Boundary Current
ENSO           El Niño/Southern Oscillation
EOS            Earth Observing System
ERS            European Remote Sensing
FAO            Food and Agriculture Organization
FORAGE         Fishery Oceanography Recruitment and Groundfish Ecology
Geosat         Geodesy Satellite
GFO            Geosat Follow-On
GLOBEC         Global Ocean Ecosystems Dynamics
GOES-NEXT      Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite
IR             Infrared Radiation
JGOFS          Joint Global Ocean Flux Study
LIDAR          Light Detection and Ranging Instrument
MCC            Maximum Cross Correlation
MERIS          Medium-Resolution Imaging Spectrometer
MODIS          Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectrometer
MODIS-N        MODIS nontilting version
MODIS-T        MODIS with tilting view angle
MPL            Marine Physical Laboratory
NCAR           National Center for Atmospheric Research
NMFS           National Marine Fisheries Service
NOAA           National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NSCAT          NASA Scatterometer
NSF            National Science Foundation
ONR            Office of Naval Research
OPTOMA         Ocean Prediction Through Observation, Modeling and Analysis
OSLR           Ocean Science in Relation to Living Resources
PICES          Pacific Marine Science Organisation
RFP            Request for Proposals
ROV            Remotely Operated Vehicle
SAR            Synthetic Aperture Radar Search and Rescue
SARP           Sardine Anchovy Recruitment Project
SeaWiFS        Sea-Viewing Wide Field Sensor
SIO            Scripps Institution of Oceanography
SST            Sea-Surface Temperature
T-S            Temperature-Salinity
TOPEX          Ocean Topography Experiment
WOCE           World Ocean Circulation Experiment