California Current IEA: Partners and Collaborations

sardineKelp_Anacapa_NOSb.pngThe CCIEA collaborates with Federal, State, NGO, and Tribal partners, as well as other NOAA programs. Current examples include:

National IEA Program Office

West Coast Science Centers under the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), including the Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC), Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC), and the National Marine Mammal Laboratory (NMML) at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC).

U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing system (IOOS)

Administered by NOAA in collaboration with Federal and non-Federal partners, U.S. IOOS is a vital tool for tracking, predicting, managing, and adapting to changes in our ocean, coastal and Great Lakes environment.

Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC)

The PFMC has jurisdiction over the 317,690 square mile exclusive economic zone off Washington, Oregon and California, and manages fisheries for about 119 species of salmon, groundfish, coastal pelagic species (sardines, anchovies, and mackerel), and highly migratory species (tunas, sharks, and swordfish). More about this partnership here (YouTube Video)

National Marine Sanctuary System

The Office of National Marine Sanctuaries serves as the trustee for a network of underwater parks throughout the United States and its territories. The West Coast Region includes five of these parks: Olympic Coast, Cordell Bank, Greater Farallones, Monterey Bay, and Channel Islands.

NOAA Fisheries, West Coast Region, Protected Resources Division

NOAA's Protected Resources Division works to conserve, protect, and recover species on the West Coast under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA).

State of Washington, Marine Spatial Plan

The Washington State Ocean Caucus, an interagency team of state natural resource agencies, is tasked with developing a Marine Spatial Plan for Washington's Pacific Coast – from Cape Flattery to Cape Disappointment.

Farallon Institute for Advanced Ecosystem Research

The Farallon Institute is a nonprofit scientific organization dedicated to the understanding and preservation of healthy marine ecosystems.

Washington Sea Grant

Washington Sea Grant serves the people of Washington state, the Pacific Northwest, and the nation through research, education, and outreach.