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Oceanographic Instrumentation: Measurement, Process & Analysis

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“IOOS and NOOA can now see the extent and value of private sector ocean enterprise in the blue economy, and with that information are better able to ? nd ways to engage with it and forge stronger, mutu- ally bene? cial partner- ships.”

Zdenka Willis,


U.S. Integrated Ocean

Observing System (IOOS)

What percentage of respondents omitted Financial Information?

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