- Leader: UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC);
Co-leader: European Global Ocean Observin System (EuroGOOS)
Partners: European Marine Board (EMB), UK Met Office, Instytut Oceanologii Polskiej Akademii Nauk (IO-PAN), Sistema de Observacion Costero de las Illes Balears (SOCIB), GEOMAR Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel, IEEE France Section
WP1 strengthens interactions between regional, national and international observing systems, through the European Ocean Observing System Framework.
WP1 delivers foresight on ocean observing, including drivers, capabilities and latest scientific knowledge and technological feasibility. This helps EuroSea to analyze how the governance of the observing systems can best respond to the relevant legal frameworks (e.g. UNCLOS, UNFCCC, CBD) and mechanisms (e.g. National Adaptation Plan process) focusing on sustained ocean observing and fit-for-purpose ocean information products and services.
International coordination for biological and ecosystem ocean observations is supported in WP1 to respond to the critical need for improved information delivery on biological, ecological and biogeochemical Essential Ocean Variables.
WP1 improves Global Ocean Observing System’s BioEco networks in the European seas, including data flow and best practices and sets requirements for ocean observing around existing and emerging Essential Ocean Variables for biology and ecosystems, including human impacts and marine plastic litter.
WP1 improves discovery and access to ocean best practices and facilitates knowledge transfer in data assimilation and marine ecosystem analysis linking with OceanPredict.