The world of oceanography is a sea of acronyms!

Below is an alphabetical list of the most common acronyms used on this website and in SOOS products and documents.

Acronym Full Name
CliC Climate and Cryosphere
CLIVAR Climate Variability and Predictability
DMSC Data Management Sub-Committee
EXCOM Executive Committee
GOOS Global Ocean Observing System
IMAS Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
IPO International Project Office
POGO Partnership of Observations of the Global Ocean
SCAR Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research
SCOR Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research
SOOS Southern Ocean Observing System
SSC Scientific Steering Committee










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