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J-CAT Jurisdictional Capacity Assessment Team (Guam)
JAB Japanese Association of Benthology
JACADS Johnston Atoll Chemical Agent Disposal System (DoD)
JACRAP Jamaica National Environmental Action Plan
JAG Joint Analysis Group
JALBTCX Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Technical Center of Expertise
JAMP Joint Assessment and Monitoring Programme (OSPAR)
JAMSTEC Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
JASADCP Joint Archive for Shipboard Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (NOAA)
JASL Joint Archive for Sea Level (NOAA/UHI)
JASMINE Joint Air-Sea Monsoon Interaction Experiment
JBEI Joint BioEnergy Institute (DOE)
JBMP Jervis Bay Marine Park (Australia)
JBNERR Jobos Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
JCA Japanese Coral Association
JCAT Jurisdictional Capacity Assessment Team
JCDT Jamaica Conservation Development Trust
JCOMM Joint Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (WMO-IOC)
JCOMM Joint WMO-IOC Technical Commision for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (WMO-IOC)
JCP Joint Coastal Permit
JCRMN Jamaica Coral Reef Monitoring Network (Jamaica)
JCRS Japanese Coral Reef Society
JCSDA Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation
JCU James Cook University
JCUNQ James Cook University of North Queensland
JEA Joint Enforcement Agreement
JEMBE Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
JGI Joint Genome Institute (DOE)
JGOFS Joint Global Ocean Flux Study
JGSA John G. Shedd Aquarium
JHC Joint Hydrographic Center (UNH/NOAA)
JHSTSE Japan-Hawaii Sea Turtle and Seabird Experiment
JIMAR Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (UHI)
JIMO Joint Institute for Marine Observations (NOAA)
JISAO Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (NOAA/UW)
JLG Joint Liaison Group
JMA Japan Meteorological Agency
JNCC Joint Nature Conservation Committee
JOBANERR Jobos Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
JOCI Joint Ocean Commission Initiative
JOMS Journal of Oceanography and Marine Science
JPEG Joint Photographic Experts Group
JPL Jet Propulsion Laboratory
JSC Joint Scientific Committee
JSL Johnson-Sea-Link
JSOST Joint Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology (U.S.)
JSPS Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
JVDPS Jost van Dykes Preservation Society (BVI)
JWG Joint working group
JWRC Japan Wildlife Research Cener