A framework for ocean observing

UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization


“Ocean scientists are increasingly called upon to provide data and impartial scientific information to support all levels of governance and management, a challenge that requires more and better-coordinated efforts in observing and understanding the ocean and coastal seas around the globe. These will allow us to meet the challenge of delivering ocean information for societal benefit. To date, largely independent observing systems have evolved to meet the needs of particular disciplines and end users – the majority of these measuring ocean physics. It is now critical to extend the scope of observing networks to include ocean geochemistry and biology, and to integrate efforts across these scientific disciplines, because: 1) many of the problems facing the world today are interdisciplinary in nature; and 2) the limited resources available for ocean observing systems requires Strong cooperation and leveraging". Fonte: os autores