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All-Atlantic Ocean Observing System (AtlantOS) Strategy

The AtlantOS High-level Strategy was published in Frontiers in Marine Science [deYoung, B., Visbeck, M., et al. (2019): An Integrated All-Atlantic Ocean Observing System in 2030] and can be downloaded here.

What does the High-level AtlantOS Strategy describe?

  • An integrated concept for a forward-looking framework and basin-scale partnership to establish a sustainable, multi-disciplinary, multi-thematic, efficient, and fit-for-purpose ocean observing system in the Atlantic as a whole 
  • A system that goes beyond the status quo by providing countries of the Atlantic the opportunity to join and support a basin-scale system. AtlantOS builds on observing platforms, networks, and systems that already exist and operate at various maturity levels
  • The contribution to international bodies that coordinate global ocean observing: the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) and the Group on Earth Observations (GEO)
  • The connection to the Galway Statement on Atlantic Ocean Cooperation, the Belém Statement on Atlantic Research and Innovation Cooperation, and the United Nation’s Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021 - 2030) 
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