A Framework for the Development, Design and Implementation of a Sustained Arctic Ocean Observing System.
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Rapid Arctic warming drives profound change in the marine environment that have significant socio-economic impacts within the Arctic and beyond, including climate and weather hazards, food security, transportation, infrastructure planning and resource extraction. These concerns drive efforts to understand and predict Arctic environmental change and motivate development of an Arctic Region Component of the Global Ocean Observing System (ARCGOOS) capable of collecting the broad, sustained observations needed to support these endeavors. This paper provides a roadmap for establishing the ARCGOOS. ARCGOOS development must be underpinned by a broadly endorsed framework grounded in high-level policy drivers and the scientific and operational objectives that stem from them. This should be guided by a transparent, internationally accepted governance structure with recognized authority and organizational relationships with the national agencies that ultimately execute network plans. .....
JournalFrontiers in Marine Science
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.A
Best Practice TypeManual (incl. handbook, guide, cookbook etc)
Spatial CoverageArctic Region
CitationLee, Craig M.,et al (2019) A Framework for the Development, Design and Implementation of a Sustained Arctic Ocean Observing System. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6: 451, 21pp. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00451
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