- To lead the development, implementation, operation, and evaluation of a sustained, regional coastal ocean observing system for the northeast United
States and Canadian Maritime provinces, as part of the United States Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS).
- To promote the development, assessment, and dissemination of data and data products that meet the needs of end users.
- To advocate through education and outreach for the regional, national, and global ocean observing system and the application of scientific
assessments using environmental data to meet societal needs.