Essential Ocean Variables: A Common Focus for Sustained Global Ocean Observing

Session ID#: 11252

Session Description:

The Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) coordinates sustained ocean observations using a Framework for Ocean Observing, guiding observing strategies for Essential Ocean Variables (EOVs).

Defined and emerging EOVs are based on analysis of feasibility and impact, and how they deliver the needed data for scientific questions and societal requirements. Building on already-defined physical and biogeochemical EOVs, complementary biological and ecosystem EOVs needed to understand and manage human impacts on the marine environment are being defined based on scientific and societal needs for long-term monitoring.

Feedback will be sought on the set of multidisciplinary EOVs and the approach to their definition.

Primary Contact:  Albert S Fischer, UNESCO Paris, IOC, Paris Cedex 15, France
Presenters:  Mark A Bourassa, Florida State University, Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies, Tallahassee, FL, United States, Bernadette Sloyan, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Hobart, Hobart, TAS, Australia, Toste S Tanhua, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Kiel, Germany, Nicholas J Bax, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Hobart, Hobart, Australia and Samantha Elisabeth Simmons, US Marine Mammal Commission, Science Program, Bethesda, MD, United States
  • IS - Instrumentation & Sensing Technologies
  • OD - Ocean Observing and Data Management

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