Europe lacks a multi-purpose integrated biological ocean observing system. The Future Science Brief recommends building an integrated biological ocean observation system, while supporting current capacity. Europe needs a strategic vision to increase the relevant biological ocean observation capacity, and bring together key stakeholders, to provide the long-term support for an integrated ocean observing system that contributes to the European Ocean Observing System (EOOS) and is harmonized with the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS).
Strengthening Europe's Capability in Biological Ocean Observations
Today we launch our new Future Science Brief 3 on “Strengthening Europe's Capability in Biological Ocean Observations” (pdf). This publication calls to enhance European biological ocean observation capacity to strengthen global efforts towards our understanding of the ocean.