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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.
It is with deep regret that IOC has to report the passing away of Arthur (Art) Alexiou on 16 June 2020.
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.
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).
A New Online Tool to Generating End User’s Specific Choices of Information, Products and Services from the Ocean Observing Systems.
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.
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.
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.
Experts are raising a red flag on institutional and logistical constraints scientists face when deploying ocean observation systems in countries’ Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs) - areas up to 200 nautical miles from the coast that fall under governmental jurisdiction for the exploitation of natural resources and the conduct of marine scientific research.
The global container logistics company A.P. Moller - Maersk has signed up its entire owned fleet of 300 vessels to contribute vital meteorological data in support of climate and weather forecasts.