Optimizing and Enhancing the Integrated Atlantic Ocean Observing System

Initiative Type: Projects

BeleĢm Statement Area: Ocean Observation

Initiative Location: Belgium,Brazil,Canada,Croatia,Denmark,Faeroe Islands,France,Germany,Ireland,Italy,Netherlands,Norway,Poland,Portugal,South Africa,Spain,United Kingdom,United States of America

Time Frame: 2015-2019


AtlantOS is a BG 8 (Developing in-situ Atlantic Ocean Observations for a better management and sustainable exploitation of the maritime resources) research and innovation project that proposes the integration of ocean observing activities across all disciplines for the Atlantic, considering European as well as non-European partners. The vision of AtlantOS is to improve and innovate Atlantic observing by using the Framework of Ocean Observing to obtain an international, more sustainable, more efficient, more integrated, and fit-for-purpose system. Hence, the AtlantOS initiative will have a long-lasting and sustainable contribution to the societal, economic and scientific benefit arising from this integrated approach. This will be archived delivered by improving the value for money, extent, completeness, quality and ease of access to Atlantic Ocean data required by industries, product supplying agencies, scientist and citizens. The overarching target of the AtlantOS initiative is to deliver an advanced framework for the development of an integrated Atlantic Ocean Observing System that goes beyond the state-of –the-art, and leaves a legacy of sustainability after the life of the project.

Contact: Martin Visbeck, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel

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