Atlantic Contributions to the Global Ocean Observing System
The ocean is essential for society in terms of food security, resources, and the global climate. Long-term ocean observations are necessary to inform situational awareness, state of the ocean system and forecasting capabilities relating to issues including, climate, weather, safety at sea, environmental hazards, and sustainable harvesting of ocean resources and protection. Collaboration among countries and stakeholder organizations is crucial in this endeavour to sustain and evolve the observing system that fits user needs on the global, basin and national scale. The purpose of this workshop is threefold: 1) Increase understanding of the Atlantic Ocean Observing and 2) Determine opportunities for future growth and collaboration. The goal of this side event is to increase awareness, strengthen connections and partnerships, articulate what successful Atlantic-wide collaboration in the future will look like, and gather input for an observational needs assessment for the Atlantic basin.
Create an improved mode of All-Atlantic cooperation on a coordinated partnership-based approach for ocean observation