AtlantOS envisions a basin-scale observing system, sustainably resourced and efficiently operated to realize the ambition of a broad set of stakeholders and their need for ocean information. Specifically, it will connect scientists, policy makers, the private sector and civil society to articulate a fit-for-purpose system that delivers critical ocean information in a value-added context to address the range from data capture to end products and services.
We need an integrated basin-scale ocean observing system to support ocean management. Coordinated basin-scale activities will lead to better modelling, monitoring, and forecasting products (e.g. through alignment of observing network activities as well as supporting data management and integration).
Basin-scale ocean observations will benefit from arrangements of national and international efforts that are better aligned. AtlantOS will be the facilitating mechanism and forum to align these interests. AtlantOS will move beyond the status quo by bringing together the observing communities and countries of the Atlantic basin, providing the opportunity to join and support the system. AtlantOS builds upon the coordinated work of GOOS and GEO, two international bodies that support and coordinate global ocean observing.
AtlantOS aligning national, regional, and international observing efforts at the basin-scale level.
The AtlantOS program is developing priority actions supporting the basin-scale implementation and cooperation between observing networks, a common and interoperable data infrastructure, and sharing of best practices. Specifically: