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Oceanographic Instrumentation: Measurement, Process & Analysis
“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.”
U.S. Integrated Ocean
Observing System (IOOS)
What percentage of respondents omitted Financial Information?
About one third of the main ? nancial questions that weren’t an- swered by all respondents. However, +'.' we were able to acquire publicly avail-
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