Published April 11, 2022 | Version v1
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The Essential Ocean Variable Framework: GOOS authoritative guidance on observing system design

  • 1. Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences


Presentation given on 31 March 2022 during the Arctic Observing Summit (AOS) 2022 meeting of Working Group 2: Regional to Global Observing. The talk introduced the Essential Ocean Variable (EOV) framework and how it is used by the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) to provide authoritative guidance on ocean observing system design, from requirement setting to coordination of observations and management of data and information products. Ongoing efforts to expand the framework (e.g. human impact on the ocean) and to better incorporate the needs of regional observations (e.g. deep ocean, Arctic) were highlighted, using examples of relevant developments as part of the H2020 ECOTIP and H2020 EuroSea projects. 



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EuroSea – Improving and Integrating European Ocean Observing and Forecasting Systems for Sustainable use of the Oceans 862626
European Commission
ECOTIP – Arctic biodiversity change and its consequences: Assessing, monitoring and predicting the effects of ecosystem tipping cascades on marine ecosystem services and dependent human systems 869383
European Commission