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S Salinity
S&T Science and technology
S/N Signal to Noise Ratio
S2O2 Sargasso Sea Ocean Observatory
SA-SWG Stock Assessment Specialist Working Group
SAA Satellite Active Archive
SAAMBR South African Association for Marine Biological Research
SAARC South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
SAB Science Advisory Board (NOAA)
SAB South Atlantic Bight
SAB Satellite Analysis Branch (NESDIS/NOAA)
SAB Science Advisory Board
SABGOM South Atlantic Bight and Gulf of Mexico
SABGOM N/F South Atlantic Bight and Gulf of Mexico Circulation Nowcast/Forecast
SABRE South Atlantic Bight Recruitment Experiment
SABSOON South Atlantic Bight Synoptic Offshore Observational network
SAC Scientific Advisory Committee
SAC Special Areas of Conservation
SAC Special Analysis Center
SAC Scientific Advisory Council
SAC Sanctuary Advisory Council
SAC Santa Ana College (CA)
SACC South Atlantic Climate Change Consortium
SACEP South Asia Cooperative Environment Program
SACRTF South Asia Coral Reef Task Force
SADDS Satellite Archive Data Delivery System
SAE State of the Arab Environment
SAF System Approach Framework
SAFE Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation
SAFE Scientists and Fishermen Exchange
SAFMC South Atlantic Fishery Management Council
SAGARPA FAO Programa de Seguridad Alimentaraia en Mexico
SAHFOS Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Sciences
SAIC Science Applications International Corporation
SAIDS Satellite Archive Image Delivery System
SAIs Significant Adverse Impacts
SAM Sociedad Ambiente Marino (Marine Environment Society)
SAMFC South Atlantic Fishery Management Council
SAMOS Shipboard Automated Meteorological and Oceanographic System (NOAA)
SAMP Protected Marine Coastal Areas (Cuba)
SAMP Special Area Management Plan (Tanzania)
SAMS Scottish Association for Marine Science
SANF Southern African Natural Foundation
SAP Scientific Advisory Panel
SAP Sanctuary Advisory Subpanel
SAP Strategic Action Program
SAP Scientific Assessment Panel (UNEP)
SAP/BIO Strategic Action Plan for the Conservation of Marine and Coastal Biological Diversity in the Mediterranean
SAPI Secretaría Auxiliar de Planificacion Integral del Departamento de Recursos Naturales y Ambientales (Assistant Secretary of the Department of Comprehensive Natural and EnvironmentalPlanning Resources of Puerto Rico)
SAR Species-Area Relationship
SAR Search and Rescue (USCG)
SAR Special Administration Region (Hong Kong)
SAR Synthetic Aperture Radar
SARA Species at Risk Act (Canada)
SAREC SIDA Department for Research Cooperation
SARP Sectoral Applications Research Program (NOAA)
SARSAT Search And Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking
SARSMPA South Australian Representative System of Marine Protected Areas
SASAP South Asian Seas Action Plan
SASC South African Shark Conservancy
SAT Surface Air Temperature
SATAL Sangihe and Talaud (two island chains stretching northeast of Suluwesi)
SAUP Sea Around Us Project
SAV Submerged Aquatic Vegetation
SAVE Society of Akumal's Vital Ecology
SAVOX Savannah Ocean Exchange
SAWCP South African Wetlands Conservation Programme
SAWCS Statewide Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Strategy (Hawaii)
SAZOO-AQ San Antonio Zoological Gardens & Aquarium
SB Science Board (PICES)
SB Solitude Bay watershed
SB Sangguniang Bayan (Phillipines)
SB Sand Bed
SB Sandy Beach
SBA Satellite Bleaching Alert
SBF Siwa-ban Foundation (Belize)
SBFR Sasanhaya Bay Fish Reserve (CNMI)
SBIMR South Berry Islands Marine Reserve
SBMP Strategic Beach Management Plan
SBN Seamount Biogeosciences Network
SBNMS Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary
SBS Sequencing by Synthesis
SBSTTA Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical, and Technological Advice (of the CBD)
SC Species Composition
SCA Sabana-Camaguey Archipelago (Cuba)
SCA Stream Corridor Assessment
SCA Student Conservation Association
SCAC Standards and Certification Advisory Committee (MAC)
SCADA Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition
SCAP CWRM's Stream Channel Alteration Permit
SCAT Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Technique
SCAWVEX Surface Current and Wave Variability Experiment
SCB Southern California Bight
SCB Society for Conservation Biology
SCC Subtropical Counter Current
SCC Species Survival Commission
SCCFA St. Croix Commercial Fishermen’s Association
SCCN Southern Caribbean Cetacean Network (NA)
SCCWRP Southern California Coastal water Research Project Authority
SCDNR South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
SCE Sabana-Camagüey Ecosystem (Cuba)
SCENGEN Global and Regional Climate SCENario GENerator
SCEP Statewide Cultural Extension Program
SCEP Student Career Experience Program (NPS/DOI)
SCF Saba Conservation Foundation
SCG Services Coordination Group
SCI Scientific Committee
SCI Site of Community Importance (EU)
SCIBP Special Committee for the International Biological Program
SCL Straight Carapace Length
SCMR Sapodilla Cayes Marine Reserve (Belize)
SCMRT-MPA Seychelles Centre for Marine Research and Technology - Marine Parks Authority
SCN- Thiocyanate anion
SCOP Structural Classification of Proteins
SCOPE Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment
SCOR Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research
SCP Species Conservation Planning (FWC Florida)
SCPMN South Carolina Phytoplankton Monitoring Network
SCRFA Society for the Conservation of Reef Fish Aggregations
SCRIPPS Scripps Institution of Oceanography
SCRMT Seychelles Centre for Marine Research & Technology
SCS shipboard Scientific Computing System (NOAA)
SCSCB Society for the Conservation and Study of Caribbean Birds
SCU Southern Cross University (Australia)
SCUBA Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus
SCUFN Sub-Committee on Undersea Feature Names
SCUM SDSU Center for Universal Microbial Sequencing (SDSU)
SCZMC SAARC Coastal Zone Management Centre
SD Standard Deviation
SD Standing Dead
SDC Status Determination Criteria
SDI Spatial Data Infrastructure
SDM Species Distribution Model
SDMRI Suganthi Devadason Marine Research Institute (India)
SDNR State Department of Natural Resources (Oregon)
SDOF San Diego Oceans Foundation
SDP Skills Development Programme (CCC)
SDR Shut Down Reaction
SDS Scientific Data Stewardship
SDS Scientific Data Set
SDS-PAGE Sodium Dodecyl Sulphate Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis
SDS-SEA Sustainable Development Strategy for the Seas of East Asia
SDSU San Diego State University
SDTS Spatial Data Transfer Standards
SDWA Safe Drinking Water Act
SE Standard Error
SE Southeast
SEA St. Croix Environmental Association
SEA Strategic Environmental Assessment
SEA Satellite Educators Association
SEA Southern Environmental Alliance
SEA South East Asia
SEA Team Staff Evaluation and Assessment Team (NOAA)
SeaBASS SeaWiFS (Sea-Viewing Wide Field-of-View Sensor) Bio-optical Archive and Storage
SEACAM Secretariat for Coastal Area Management (Mozambique)
SeaCAMEL Classroom Aquarius Marine Education Live (KSLOF)
SEACMPA Southeast Asia Center for Marine Protected Areas
SEACOORA Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (also SECOORA)
SEACOOS SouthEast Atlantic Coastal Ocean Observing System
SeaDAS SeaWiFS Data Analysis System
SEADESC Southeastern United States Deep-Sea Corals Initiative (NOAA)
SEAFAN Southeast Florida Action Network
SEAFDEC South-East Asian Fisheries Development Center
SEAFIS South-East Asian Fisheries Information System
SEAFO Southeast Atlantic Fishery Management Organization
SEAFO South-East Atlantic Fisheries Organization
SEAGNET SEA Grass monitoring NETwork (monitoring threatened marine habitats)
SEAKEYS Sustained Ecological Research Related to Management of the Florida Keys Seascape (NOAA)
SEAMAP Scientific Exploration and Mapping Program (NASA)
SEAMAP Southeastern Area Monitoring and Assessment Program (SAFMC)
SEAMAP-C Southeast Area Monitoring and Assessment Program for the Caribbean
SEAP Sanctuary Expansion Action Plan
SEAPODYM Spatial Ecosystem and Population Dynamics Model
SEAS Shipboard Environmental Data Acquisition System
SEAS Committee Committee for the Scientific Exploration of the Atlantic Shelf
SEASAT Sea Satellite
SeaWiFs Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-View Sensor
SEB Skeletal Eroding Band
SEC South Equatorial Current
SECART Southeast and Caribbean Regional Team
SECOORA Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association
SECORE Sexual Coral Reproduction
SECREMP Southeast Florida Coral Reef Evaluation and Monitoring Project
SECRWQMP Southeast Florida Coral Reef Water Quality Monitoring Project
SED-ERP SE District Office (FDEP)
SEDAR Southeast Data Assessment and Review (Stock Assessment)
SEDM Standard Error of Differences between Two Means
SEDU-UWI Sustainable Economic Development Unit of the University of West Indies
SEE Strategy Execution and Evaluation (NOAA)
SEE Society for Environmental Exploration (UK)
SEEC Southeastern Ecology & Evolution Conference
SEEM Social, Ecological, Economic, and Management
SEES Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability
SEFAST Southeast Florida Action Strategy Team
SEFCAR South Eastern Florida and Caribbean Recruitment
SEFCRI Southeast Florida Coral Reef Initiative
SEFCRI - LBSP Southeast Florida Coral Reef Initiative - Land-Based Sources of Pollution
SEFI Southeast Farallon Island
SEFLOE Southeast Florida Ocean Outfall Experiment
SEFSC Southeast Fisheries Science Center (NOAA)
SEI Stockholm Environment Institute
SEI Special Events Imager
SEI Sustainable Ecosystems Institute
SEIA Socio-Economic Impact Assessment
SEIS Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (NOAA)
SEJ Society of Environmental Journalists
SEM Scanning Electron Micrograph; Scanning Electron Microscope
SEM Space Environment Monitor
SEM-Pasifika Socioeconomic Monitoring in the Pacific Region
SEMARNAP Secretaria del Medio Ambiente, Recursos Naturales y Pesca (Mexico)
SEMARNAT Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (Mexico)
SEMERP Southeast Marine Event Response Program
SEMP St. Eustatius Marine Park
SEMP Strategic Environmental Management Plan
SEMPA South-East MPA (Seychelles)
SENAIA National System for Environmental Impact Assessment
SEP Supplemental Environmental Project
SEPC Southeastern Phycological Colloquy
SEPP State Environmental Planning Policy (Australia)
SEQ South East Queensland
SER Southeast Region
SER/GOM Southeast Atlantic Coastal Region, Greater Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico
SERC Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
SERC Science Education Resource Center
SERDP Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (DoD)
SERG Soil Ecology and Restoration Group (SDSU)
SERMA Surveillance and Enforcement of Remote Maritime Areas
SERMP South-East Regional Marine Plan (Australia)
SERO Southeast Regional Office (NOAA Fisheries)
SERT State Emergency Response Team
SERTC SouthEast Regional Taxonomic Center
SES Subcommittee on Ecological Systems (CENR)
SES Shelf Edge Study
SES Senior Executive Service
SES Social Ecological System
SEUS Southeastern United States
SEYMEMP Seychelles Marine Ecosystem Management Project
SF Office of Sustainable Fisheries (NOAA)
SF Sustainable Fisheries
SF Stable Fragment
SF-ROS South Florida Regional Observing System
SFA Sustainable Fisheries Act
SFA Saturated Fatty Acid
SFAA Shrimp Fisheries Access Area
SFC CESU South Florida and Caribbean Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Unit
SFCN South Florida/Caribbean Network; South Florida/Caribbean Inventory and Monitoring Network
SFCRWQMP Southeast Florida Coral Reef Water Quality Monitoring Project
SFD Sustainable Fisheries Division (SEFSC/NOAA)
SFER South Florida Environmental Report
SFERPM South Florida Ecosystem Restoration, Prediction, and Modeling Program
SFM Scanning Force Microscopy
SFOMC South Florida Ocean Measurement Center
SFP South Florida Ecosystem Research and Monitoring Program
SFRC School of Forest Resources and Conservation (UF)
SFS School for Field Studies (Australia, Costa Rica, Kenya and Tanzania, Mexico, and the Turks and Caicos Islands)
SFSGeo South Florida Sportfishing Geodatabase
SFSU San Francisco State University
SFU Simon Fraser University
SFWMD South Florida Water Management District
SFWMM South Florida Water Management Model
SG Southgate watershed
SG Study Group
SG Seagrass
SG Specific Gravity
SG Sea Grant
SGA Sea Grant Association
SGCN Species of Greatest Conservation Need (Hawaii)
SGCOR Study Group on Cold-Water Corals (ICES)
SGCP Sea Grant College Programs
SGD Submarine Groundwater Discharge
SGKB Structural Genomics Knowledgebase
SGLS St-Gilles/La Saline Reef Complex (Reunion)
SGP Small Grants Program (GEF)
SH Solution Hole
SharkBOL Shark Barcode of Life
SHARQ Submersible Habitat for Analyzing Reef Quality
SHC Sustain Healthy Coasts (NOAA)
SHG Self Help Group
SHOALS Scanning Hydrographic Operational Airborne Lidar Survey
SHPO State Historic Preservation Office (Guam)
SI Surface Interval
SI Smithsonian Institution
SI-SOH Smithsonian Institution-Sant Ocean Hall (SI)
SI/OB MPA Sandy Island/Oyster Bed Marine Protected Area
SIA Social Impact Analysis
SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics
SICB Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology
SICRI Small Island Cultures Research Initiative
SIDA Swedish International Development Agency
SIDP FAO Species Identification and Data Programme (FAO)
SIDS Small Island Developing States
SIDSNet Small Island Developing States Network
SIF Submission Information Form (NODC/NOAA)
SIF Seychelles Islands Foundation
SIMAC Sistema Nacional de Monitoreo de Arrecifes Coralinos en Colombia (Colombia)
SIMoN Sanctuaries Integrated Monitoring Network (NOAA)
SIMOR Subcommittee on Integrated Management of Ocean Resources
SIMPER Similarity Percentage Routine
SINANPE National System for Protected Areas (Peru)
SINAP National System for Protected Areas (Panama)
SIO Scripps Institution of Oceanography
SIOBMPA Sandy Island-Oyster Bed Marine Protected Area
SIODFA Southern Indian Ocean Deepsea Fishers Association
SIOFA Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement
SIP Submission Information Package
SIR Scientist in Residence
siRNA Short Interfering RNA
SIS Scientific Information Services
SISC Species Identification and Suitability Committee (MAC)
SISWASMAS community surveilllance system (Indonesia)
SIT Surface Interval Time
SIT Strategic Implementation Team
SJRWMD St. John's River Water Management District
SKCDPAC South Kohala Community Development Plan Action Committee
SKPDB ShiKimate Pathway DataBase
SL St-Leu reef (Reunion)
SL Sea Level
SL Standard Length
SLA Submerged Lands Act
SLAMM Sea Level Affecting Marshes Model
SLE St. Lucie Estuary
SLED Sustainable Livelihoods Enhancement anf Diversification
SLERP Submerged Lands and Environmental Resources Program
SLH Session Laws of Hawaii
SLP Sea Life Park Hawaii
SLR Sea Level Rise
SLRWPP St. Lucie River Watershed Protection Plan
SLSAC Sri Lanka Sub-Aqua Club
SLT St. Lucie Tributary Monitoring Program
SMA Shrimp Management Area
SMA Special Management Area
SMART Special Monitoring of Applied Response Technologies
SMART Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely (as applied to goals and objectives)
SMARU Sustainable Marine and Aquatic Resources Utilization Program
SMB Surface Marker Buoy
SMC Senior Management Council (CRCP/NOAA)
SMDC Space and Missile Defense Command (DoD)
SME Subject Matter Expert
SMEE Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit
SMET Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology
SMI Smithsonian Institution
SMIP Small Islands in Peril
SML Santa Maria di Leuca
SML Surface Mucopolysaccharide Layer
SMMA Soufriere Marine Management Area (St. Lucia)
SMMP St. Maarten's Marine Park
SMNF St. Maarten Nature Foundation (St. Maarten)
SMOS Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (ESA)
SMP Saba Marine Park
SMP Supplemental Management Plan
SMPA Special Marine Protected Areas (China)
SMR State Marine Reserves
SMS4 Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System
SMSFP Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
SMSRTS Sichang Marine Science Research and Training Station (Thailand)
SMU Subsurface Monitoring Unit
SMZ Special Management Zone
SNA Significant Natural Area
SNA Single Nucleotide Addition
SNAAP Simple NOAA Archive Access Portal (NOAA)
SNAP National System of Marine Protected Areas (Cuba)
SNAP Significant New Alternatives Policy
SNI SCUBAnauts International
SNI-TB SCUBAnauts International - Tampa Bay
SNP Single Nucleotide Polymorphism
SNPWG Standardization for Nautical Publications Working Group
SNUC National System of Conservation Units (Brazil)
SO Southern Oscillation
SO2 Sulphur Dioxide
SOA Service Oriented Architecture
SOA State Ocean Administration (China)
SOA Secondary Organic Aerosol
SOB Sulfur-Oxidizing Bacteria
SOC Species of Concern
SOC Secretary of Commerce.
SOC Social Cost of Carbon
SOC Southampton Oceanographic Centre
SOC Sedimentary Organic Carbon
SOC Semi-volatile Organic Compounds
SOCAT Surface Ocean Carbon Atlas
SocMon Global Socioeconomic Monitoring Initiative for Coastal Management (NOAA)
SocMon SEA Southeast Asia Socioeconomic Monitoring Network
SocMon WIO ToT Training of Trainers' Workshop on Socio-economic Monitoring in the Western Indian Ocean
SOD Superoxide Dismutase
SOE Save our Environment
SoE State of the Environment
SOEAC Save our Environment Action Center
SOEAC State of the Environment Advisory Council (Australia)
SOEST School of Ocean Earth Science and Technology (UHI)
SOFAR Sound Fixing and Ranging float
SOFeX Southern Ocean Iron Experiment
SOFIA South Florida Information Access
SoFLA-HYCOM South Florida Hybrid Coordinate Ocean Model (RSMAS)
SOG Satellite Oceanography Group
SOH Sant Ocean Hall (SI)
SOI Southern Oscillation Index
SOI Statement of Intent
SOLAS Surface Ocean Lower Atmosphere Study
SOLAS Safety of Life at Sea (International Convention of)
SOLEC State of the Lakes Ecosystem Conference
SoMAS School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (SUNY)
SOME State of the Marine Environment
SONA Foundation for Development of the Netherlands Antilles
SONAR Sound Navigation and Ranging
SONS Spill of National Significance
SOOP Ship of Opportunity Program
SOP Seagrass Outreach Partnership
SOP Standard Operating Procedure
SOPAC Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Commission
SOS Sensor Observation Service
SOS Science on a Sphere (NOAA/SI)
SOS Tobago Save Our Sea Turtles - Tobago (T&T)
SOSC Smithsonian Oceanographic Sorting Center
SOSUS Sound Surveillance System
SOTR State of the Reefs Report (NOAA)
South Slough NERR South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (Oregon State gov)
SOX Sulphur Oxides
SP State Park
SP Strategic Plan
sp richness species richness; also "sp.richness"
SPA Special Protected Area (EU Wild Bird Directive)
SPA Specially Protected Area (Barcelona Convention)
SPA Strategic Portfolio Analysis
SPA Special Planning Area (PR)
SPA Sanctuary Preservation Area; Sanctuary Protection Area
SPA/BD Protocol Concerning Specially Protected Areas and Biological Diversity (Barcelona Convention)
SPACC Small Pelagic Fish and Climate Change (GLOBEC)
SPACC Special Programme for Adaptation to Climate Change (CCCCC)
SPAG Spawning Aggregation
SPAGS Spawning and Aggregation Sites
SPAMI Specially Protected Area of Mediterranean Importance
SPARC Stratosphere-troposphere Processes And their Role in Climate (WCRP)
SPARC Science Policy Assessment and Research on Climate
SPAW Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife
SPAW Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (Protocol of Cartagena Convention)
SPAW-RAC Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (Protocol of Cartagena Convention) - Regional Activity Centre
SPC Secretariat of the Pacific Community
SPC Stationary Point Count
SPC Storm Prediction Center (NOAA)
SPCC Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (DoD)
SPCZ South Pacific Convergence Zone
SPECIAL Sponge Enzymes and Cells for Innovative AppLications
SPEEDS Satellite Product End to End Documentation System (NOAA)
SPGP State Programmatic General Permits
SPIR Indian River Lagoon – South Final Integrated Project Implementation
SPLS Saltwater Product Licences
SPM Suspended Particulate Matter
SPME Solid Phase Micro-Extraction
SPNI Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel
SPO Senior Program Officer
SPO Special Projects Office (NOAA/NOS)
SPO Strategic Planning Office (NOAA)
SPO South Pole Observatory (NOAA)
SPOIR Significant Portion of its Range
sPOM Suspended Particulate Organic Matter
SPORTS Society for Promotion of Recreation, Tourism and Water Sports
SPOT Satellite Pour l'Observation de la Terre
SPP&P Strategic Planning, Policies and Projects Division.
SPPI Science and Public Policy Institute
SPR Subtree Pruning Regrafting
SPREP South Pacific Regional Environment Program
SPREP Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environmental Programme
SPRFMO South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organization
SPRH South Pacific Regional Herbarium (IAS/USP)
SPSLCMP South Pacific Sea Level Climate Monitoring Program
SPTA South Pacific Tuna Act of 1988
SQL Structured Query Language
SR Synchronizing Resources
SR Scanning Radiometer
SRC Stratified Random Sampling
SRE Seascape Research and Education (Bequia)
SREF Short-Range Ensemble Forecast (NOAA)
SRES Special Report on Emissions Scenarios (IPCC)
SRI Stream Repair Inventory
SRI Shark Research Institute
SRP Scientific Review Panel
SRP Soluble Reactive Phosphorus
SRR Stock-Recruitment Relationship
SRTC Southeastern Regional Taxonomic Center
SrTN Stress Related Tissue Necrosis
SRV Submerged Rooted Vegetation
SRY Sex-determining Region Y
SS Sargasso Sea
SSB Shallow Sand Bed
SSB Spawning Stock Biomass
SSC Scientific Steering Committee
SSC Species Survival Commission (IUCN)
SSC Scientific and Statistical Committee
SSC Scientific Support Coordinator (NOAA)
SSC Suspended-Solids Concentration
SSC Species Survival Commission
SSC Stennis Space Center (NASA)
SSC Scientific and Statistical Committee
SSDE Saline-Saturated DMSO-EDTA
SSDE Saline-Saturated Dimethylsulfoxide
SSDP Southern Seaboard Development Project
SSG Shark Specialist Group (IUCN)
SSG Scientific Steering Group
SSH Sea Surface Height
SSHT Sea Surface Height Topography
SSI Scuba Schools International
SSIO Student Scholarship Internship Opportunity (NOAA)
SSL Sovereign Submerged Lands
SSME Sulu-Sulawesi Marine Ecoregion
SSOO Sargasso Sea Ocean Observatory (also S2O2)
SSPP Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan
SSPRA Sensitive Species Project Review Area
SSRI Social Sciences Research Institute (UHI)
SSS Sanibel Sea School
SSS Sulu-Sulawesi Seascape
SSS Sea Surface Salinity
SST Scientific Support Team (NOAA)
SST Sea Surface Temperature
SSTA Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies
SSTF South Subtropical Front
SSTST SST Science Team (NASA)
SSU Second-stage Sample Unit
SSURGO Soil Survey Geographical Data Base
ST Sea Turtle
STA Southern Tropical America
STA Stormwater Treatment Area
STA-GCRMN The Southern Tropical America node of the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network
STAMP Seabird Tissue Archival and Monitoring Project
STAP Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel of the Global Environment Facility (GEF)
STAR Center for Satellite Applications and Research (NOAA)
STAT Stock Assessment Team
STCB Sea Turtle Conservation Bonaire
STCZ Subtropical Convergence Zone
STEER St. Thomas East End Reserve (USVI)
STEM Science Technology Engineering and Math
STENAPA St. Eustatius National Parks Foundation
STER South Tortugas Ecological Reserve (NOAA)
STF Subtropical Front
STFA St. Thomas Fishermens' Association
STFZ Subtropical Frontal Zone
STI National Strategic Initiative
STINAPA Bonaire Stichting Nationale Parken Bonaire (Bonaire)
STMP Sea Water Temperature Monitoring Program (BIOS)
STN Slow Tissue Necrosis
STORET STORage and RETrival database for Florida water quality data
STP Sewage Treatment Plant
STPL Sekolah Tinggi Perikanan dan Kelautan (Indonesia)
STR Subsurface Temperature Recorder
STR Short Tandem Repeat
STRI Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (Panama)
STRP Sea Turtle Recovery Program
STS Sequence Tagged Site
STS Sludge Treatment System
STS Science and Technology Studies
STSSN Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network
STX Saxitoxin
STXEEMP St. Croix East End Marine Park
STXM Scanning Transmission X-ray Microscopy
SULT sulfotransferase
SUML Silliman University Marine Laboratory (Philippines)
SUNY State University of New York
SUPSALV Supervisor of Salvage (DoD)
SURA Southeastern Universities Research Association
SURF Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
SUSGREN Sustainable Grenadines, Inc.
SUT Society for Underwater Technology
SVAP Stream Visual Assessment Protocol
SVG St. Vincent and the Grenadines
SVP Drifting Buoy Surface Velocity Profiling Drifting Buoy
SWA Source Water Assessment
SWAC Sea Water Air Conditioning
SWAN Simulating Waves Nearshore (TUDelft)
SWaPS Shallow Water Positioning System
SWAT Soil and Water Assessment Tool
SWAT-CUP Soil and Water Assessment Tool - Calibration and Uncertainty Procedures
SWBG Conservation Fund SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund
SWCMR South Water Caye Marine Reserve (Belize)
SWE Sensor Web Enablement
SWFSC Southwest Fisheries Science Center (NOAA)
SWG Southwestern Gulf of Mexico
SWG Standards Working Group (NOAA)
SWIM Surface Water Improvement and Management
SWIM Surface Water Improvement and Management
SWIO South-West Indian Ocean
SWL Still Water Level
SWMP System Wide Monitoring Program (NERRS)
SWOT State of the World's Sea Turtles
SWOT Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats
SWP State Warning Point
SWPC Space Weather Prediction Center (NOAA)
SWR State Wildlife Refuge (HI)
SWR Southwest Region
SWRO Southwest Regional Office
SWS Society of Wetland Scientists
SWS SeaWater System
Sx3 Sanibel Sea School
SXM St. Maarten/St. Martin
SyMBiosIS Systematic Marine Biodiversity Inventory System