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.
This week  beginning 10 July 2023, CoastPredict launched a survey to identify Pilot Sites for GlobalCoast - the Global Coastal Ocean Experiment,  You are invited to participate in the GlobalCoast Survey.   This is your…
The UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development programme "Ocean Acidification Research for Sustainability (OARS)", spearheaded by the Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON), invites you to participate in the community review of its…
The new GOOS Ocean Observing System Report Card has just been released! The high-level annual report provides a deep insight on the state, capacity and value of our Global Ocean Observing System. In 2022, it focuses on…
Rebecca Zitoun & Ana Lara-Lopez previously described how the OBPS team is putting together an online course about ocean best practices. The first module 'What is a best practice'  debuted in Issue 41, the second module 'Creating…
Last month saw the launch of the BioEco Portal of the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS BioEco Portal), an online platform that provides information on the sustained ocean observing programs which deliver information about the health of…
The Ocean Best Practices System (OBPS) is looking for three new and enthusiastic members to join its Steering Group. The steering group guides the OBPS strategy and implementation of its global IOC project. Nominations from all…
September 16-September 20, 2019
OceanObs'19 in Honolulu Hawaii will be 16-20 September 2019.
October 27-October 31, 2019
Oceans 2019 Conference in Seattle, WA USA will be 27-31 October 2019
November 04-November 09, 2019
Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Week and Ministerial Summit in Canberra Australia will be 4-9 November [...]
November 20-November 22, 2019
Sustainable Ocean Summit in Paris will be 20-22 November 2019
December 02-December 03, 2019
Annual Evolving and Sustaining Ocean Best Practices Workshop in Oostende Belgium will be 2-3 December [...]
December 09-December 13, 2019
San Francisco
AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco, California will be 9-13 December 2019