Observations (Ocean)

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Climate change continued its relentless march in 2020, which is on track to be one of the three warmest years on record. 2011-2020 will be the warmest decade on record, with the warmest six years all being since 2015, according to the World Meteorological Organization.

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It is with deep regret that IOC has to report the passing away of Arthur (Art) Alexiou on 16 June 2020.

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The GOOS BioEco Panel and its partners undertook a global survey and published their findings in a new paper last week.These findings will allow GOOS and its partners to prioritize and focus its activities to build global coverage for the EOVs.

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Thanks to the PacMAN project, there is now an official cooperation between the University of the South Pacific and the Biosecurity Authority of Fiji (BAF).

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A New Online Tool to Generating End User’s Specific Choices of Information, Products and Services from the Ocean Observing Systems.

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On 19 December 2022, over 190 countries agreed on a historic framework for conserving global biodiversity at the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) of the Convention on Biological Diversity. The new framework identifies ambitious goals for addressing current challenges to managing and conserving biodiversity - terrestrial and marine - but to do this we will need a step change in the delivery of ocean information.

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Scientific Director and CEO of Canada’s Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI), Dr. Anya Waite, has been selected as co-chair of the prestigious Global Ocean Observation System steering committee. She is the first woman at the head of this body since its creation in 2011.

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COVID-19 threatens to create an ocean data blindspot that could disrupt weather forecasts and hamper our understanding of climate change, according to UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission.

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The Dialogues with Industry is a forum for compact and meaningful dialogue with new and established companies, academia and government to highlight opportunities for the public and private sectors to work in partnership towards achieving a mature, vibrant ocean observing enterprise for a sustainable blue economy.

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Around 500 ocean observations and data management experts gathered virtually on 18-30 September 2020 to review the Ocean Best Practices System (OBPS) and formulate recommendations for its enhancement.

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