EU Horizon 2020 project

A large scale EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation project contributing to the Trans-Atlantic Research Alliance and GEO.

62 Partners, 18 Countries

International integration of Atlantic ocean observing activities – further supporters / members are welcome.

Task 9.2

Adequacy of ocean information for stakeholders and EOVs

Lead: GEOMAR (Martin Visbeck)

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The process of evolving the list of negotiated EOVs (WP1) requires an assessment of the adequacy of the observing system and its information products as implemented in IAOOS. Nations, observing system experts and stakeholders (as identified in WP10) are asked to provide written input reflecting their view of the adequacy of IAOOS. Is the system addressing their expected needs for ocean information? Is IAOSS cost effective? Where are the most significant gaps in the information? How could they be closed by improved observations, more effective data flows and improved information product delivery? Is the current list of EOVs still adequate? For each EOV the adequacy of the current observing and information system will be determined and properly documented [D9.4; IOC, EuroGOOS, Ifremer, NERC-NOC]. The GCOS adequacy report might serve as a template. The expectation is, that the established methods will be applied every 5 years to IAOOS and inform the negotiations towards evolving the set of EOVs.

Deliverables:

D9.4 Report on the performance of AtlantOS observing system: A report providing an overall assessment adequacy of the current observing and information system will be determined and properly documented. Recommendations will be formulated to evolve IAOOS with an emphasis on its European component. PM42