List of state and Federal organizations that have contributed to the data set catalog. This list is useful when searching the database by organization.

Organization Long Name


Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve ANERR
Atlantic and Gulf Rapid Reef Assessment AGRRA
Bermuda Biological Station for Research, Inc. BBSR
Biscayne National Park BISCAYNE
Broward County BROWARD
Caribbean Marine Research Center CMRC
Center for Op. Oceanographic Products and Services CO-OPS
Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program CHNEP
Coastal Planning & Engineering, Inc. CPE
Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research CCAR
Consulting Engineering and Science, Inc. CES
Cornell College CORNELL
Dauphin Island Sea Lab DISL
Fish and Wildlife Research Institute FWC-FWRI
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services FDACS
Florida Department of Environmental Protection FDEP
Florida Department of Health FLDOH
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission FWC
Florida Geographic Data Library FGDL
Florida Geological Survey FGS
Florida Institute of Oceanography FIO
Florida International University FIU
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary FKNMS
Florida State University FSU
Geonex North American Operations, Inc. GEONEX
Georgia Department of Natural Resources GADNR
Georgia Tech Savannah GATECH
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute HBOI
The United States Army Corps of Engineers USACE
Health and Environmental Effects Research Lab NHEERL
Integrated Program Office IPO
International Sea Keepers Society SEAKEEPERS
Jacksonville University JU
Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Technical Center of Expertise JALBTCX
Lee County LEE
Louisiana State University LSU
Loxahatchee River Environmental Control District LRECD
Manatee County MANATEE
Micro Map & CAD MICRO
Minerals Management Service MMS
Mississippi State University MSU
Mobile Bay National Estuary Program MBNEP
Monterrey Bay Marine Research Institute MBARI
Mote Marine Laboratory MML
National Atmospheric Deposition Program NADP
National Center for Coral Reef Research NCORE
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA
National Park Service NPS
National Science Foundation NSF
Naval Oceanographic Office NAVO
Naval Research Laboratory NRL
Nicholls State University NICHOLLS
NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Lab AOML
NOAA Coastal Services Center CSC
NOAA National Benthic Inventory NBI
NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science NCCOS
NOAA National Climatic Data Center NCDC
NOAA National Coastal Data Development Center NCDDC
NOAA National Data Buoy Center NDBC
NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve NERR
NOAA National Geodetic Survey NGS
NOAA National Hurricane Center NHC
NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service NMFS
NOAA National Ocean Service NOS
NOAA National Oceanographic Data Center NODC
NOAA National Undersea Research Program NURP
NOAA National Weather Service NWS
Northwest Florida Water Management District NWFWMD
Ocean Research & Conservation Association ORCA
Office of Hazardous Materials HAZMAT
Office of Response and Restoration OR&R
Ohio State University OSU
Palm Beach Atlantic University PBA
Reef Environmental Education Foundation REEF
ReefKeeper Int. REEFKEEPER
Research Planning, Inc. RESEARCH
Roffers Ocean Fishing Forecasting Service, Inc. ROFFS
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science RSMAS
Sarasota Bay Estuary Program SBEP
Sarasota County SARASOTA
Science Applications International Corporation SAIC
Scripps Institution of Oceanography SIO
Skidaway Institute of Oceanography SkIO
Smithsonian Institution SI
Smithsonian Marine Station SMS
South Atlantic Fisheries Management Council SAFMC
Southeast Area Monitoring and Assessment Program SEAMAP
Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association SECOORA
Southeast Environmental Research Center FIU-SERC
Southeast Fisheries Science Center SEFSC
SouthEast U.S. Atlantic Coastal Ocean Observing System SEACOOS
Southwest Florida Water Management District SWFWMD
St. Johns River Water Management District SJRWMD
St. Lucie County ST.LUCIE
Tampa Bay Estuary Program TBEP
Texas A&M University TAMU
Texas A&M University at Galveston TAMUG
The Nature Conservancy TNC
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency EPA
U.S. Geological Survey USGS
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México UNAM
University of Central Florida UCF
University of Florida UF
University of Miami UM
University of New Hampshire UNH
University of North Carolina Wilmington UNCW
University of South Carolina USC
University of South Florida USF
University of Texas Institute for Geophysics UTIG
University of Washington UW
URS Corporation URS
Volusia County VOLUSIA
World Resources Institute WRI
WorldFish Center WORLDFISH

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