A Framework for Ocean Observing.
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Task Team for an Integrated Framework for Sustained Ocean Observing
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The ocean is critical to the earth’s global systems, regulating weather and climate, the concentration of gases in the atmosphere, the cycling of nutrients, and providing important food resources. As ocean scientists deploy new technologies to observe these dynamic processes, the impacts of human activity are becoming increasingly obvious and of growing concern. Rising sea level, melting ice sheets, ocean acidification, dead zones, harmful algal blooms, coral bleaching, fish population and ecosystem declines are all being experienced at local and global scales. There is also a rising likelihood of major changes in ocean circulation, weather and climate. The well-being of humankind is dependent on the health and function of the world ocean. Ocean scientists are increasingly called upon to provide data and impartial scientific information to support all levels of governance and management, a challenge that requires more and better-coordinated efforts in observing and understandi.....
Series;NrIOC Information Document;1284, Rev. 2
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.A
Best Practice TypeBest Practice
CitationTask Team for the Integrated Framework for Sustained Ocean Observing (2012) A Framework for Ocean Observing. Paris France, UNESCO, 25pp. (IOC Information Document 1284, Rev. 2). DOI: 10.5270/OceanObs09-FOO