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The Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System Regional Association (GCOOS RA) provides strong support for its Education and Outreach Council (EOC). In addition to 10% of program funds going toward education and outreach initiatives, Board members and members from other commuteÂ¿es routinely participate in EOC activities. As a result, the GCOOS RA has been able to serve an active role in both Gulf-wide and national IOOS Education and Outreach (E/O) development This paper presents activities of the EOC. Included are results from outreach to recreational boaters, fishermen and divers, K-12 and informal educators, and extension personnel from state agencies, aquariums, and science centers. Also discussed are collaborations with other regional and national programs including the EPA-Gulf of Mexico Program, Coastal America, the Gulf of Mexico Alliance, and the National Federation of Regional Associations.