Integration of ocean observing activities across all disciplines for the Atlantic
It is important to extend the scope of the existing ocean physics Atlantic observing networks to more fully include ocean biogeochemistry, biology, and to integrate efforts across these scientific disciplines.
All AtlantOS work packages will strengthen the trans-Atlantic collaboration, through close interaction with partner institutions from Canada, United States, and the South Atlantic region. – Further supporters and members are welcome
Engaging stakeholder around the Atlantic
AtlantOS will develop a results-oriented dialogue with key stakeholder communities to enable a meaningful exchange between the products and services that an Integrated Atlantic Ocean Observing System can deliver and the demands and needs of the stakeholder communities.
Competitiveness of industries, and SMEs of the marine sector
The developments envisaged in AtlantOS will provide improved sensors, data and modelling products and directly increase the competitiveness of industry and particularly SMEs within the marine industrial sector.
Fit-for-purpose Atlantic Ocean Observing System
AtlantOS will advance the network performance with respect to the quantity, quality and diversity of data that will be shared and delivered in a timely fashion to develop fitness for purpose.
Strengthening the contribution to the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS)
A major component of the Group on Earth Observations’ (GEO), its Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS), and specifically on the emerging “Oceans and Society: Blue Planet” initiative