How Research Institutions Will Enable Innovation for the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) Over the Next Decade

Summary and Expectations

While long-term ocean observations are critically important for physical, biological, and chemical research of our seas, sustaining routine observations does not always match immediate priorities of research institutions and agencies, such as JAMSTEC. On the other hand, it is true that innovative observing instruments, techniques, and methodologies stem from sustained observations. Taking the evolution of Argo as an example, this session will address the challenges and opportunities of how research institutions enable innovation through both research and sustained activities and how they contribute to the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS).

Expected Outcomes/Recommendations

  • Strengthen relationships between federal entities and research institutions to improve overall observing systems.
  • Increase lifetime of floats and increase accuracy and stability of sensors.
  • Support science-based research during the development and sustained phase of platform-based observing systems.