Deep Ocean Observing Strategy (DOOS)
The deep ocean is growing in importance on multiple fronts: as a mitigator and indicator of climate change and as a source of food, energy, and raw materials. These services create a growing imperative to generate the data required to advance our understanding of, and maintain the functioning and services of the deep ocean. Critical to this effort is the challenge of sustainably observing and managing the deep ocean. With diverse deep-ocean observing activities emerging across multiple jurisdictions, scientific disciplines and technologies, a global initiative is needed to generate an observing network that will facilitate and unify these efforts.
The Deep Ocean Observing Strategy (DOOS) is a Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) Project focused on the creation and implementation a collective statement of requirements and an initial strategy for sustained global deep-ocean observations for the next 10-50 years. The long-term requirements and strategy will be developed with consideration to all Essential Ocean Variables, regions, and technologies to ensure high impact, feasibility, and GOOS fit-for-purpose actions.
For more information about DOOS, please visit: http://www.deepoceanobserving.org/
February 26, 2018
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