What is a Best Practice?
A best practice is a methodology that has repeatedly produced superior results relative to other methodologies with the same objective; to be fully elevated to a best practice, a promising method will have been adopted and employed by multiple organizations.
What is the OBPS?
The OBPS is a global, sustained system comprising technological solutions and community approaches to enhance management of methods as well as support the development of ocean best practices.
We're pleased to announce that the Fifth Annual OBPS Community Workshop, "An Ocean of Values" will be held from the 20th to the 24th of September! Early Information and pre-registration are available here.   We…
The Second World Ocean Assessment (WOA II) was released on 21 April and is the newest outcome of the only integrated assessment of the world’s ocean at the global level covering environmental, economic and social…
The UN Ocean Decade challenges marine science to better inform and stimulate social and economic development while conserving marine ecosystems. To achieve these objectives, we must make our diverse methodologies and best practices more comparable…
The Evolving and Sustaining Best Practices Workshop IV was held in September 2021 (read our special newsletter issue on this here). The proceedings have just been published, and we invite you to read them. Volume…
The IOC Manuals and Guides 84 : Towards a Best Practice for Developing Best Practices in Ocean Observation (BP4BP): Supporting Methodological Evolution through Actionable Documentation,  is now available online. This guide can help authors of…
Author: Cora Hӧrstmann We are excited to share our article “Perspectives on Documenting Methods to Create Ocean Best Practices” focusing on the challenges and opportunities of ocean observation method documentation that we just published in…