Call for Input to OCEANOBS Survey: Challenge for the Decade and Beyond

23 September 2020

World Ocean Council (WOC) Encourages Ocean Industry Participation in Survey on the OceanObs Living Action Plan

A major outcome of the Ocean Obs’19 meeting, Frontiers in Marine Science Community White Papers, follow-up Town Hall, and the OceanObs Research Coordination Network workshop is the Living Action Plan.

This Plan summarizes goals and recommendations for the design, interoperability and governance of interdisciplinary, integrated ocean observing initiatives that address critical societal and operational needs. The Living Action Plan is also relevant to address the Ocean Decade Challenges.

Recommendations in the Living Action Plan may be aggregated under the following priority elements:
  • Ocean Processes
  • Engineering/Systems Engineering
  • Capacity Development
  • Governance and Services
To take part in the online survey to help identify possible gaps in these priority elements, click here. Responses will be accepted until 30 September 2020.

Ocean Industry feedback is essential for OceanObs’ implementation of an ocean observing system across all ocean basins that delivers accessible, timely and actionable data and information to all users.

The WOC SMART Ocean-SMART Industries Program works to advance the involvement of ocean business in collecting and sharing data that can contribute to OceanObs, and other similar programs, e.g. by using commercial vessels to host or deploy instruments.

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