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.
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…
Author: Jay Pearlman The OBPS-Steering Group and many partners in the ocean community submitted a proposal to the IOC called “Ocean Practices for the Decade”. A brief summary of the proposal outlines the urgency and…
An Ocean Gliders Best Practices Workshop, supported by the H2020 EuroSea project, will be held [...]
The Summit will be held virtually on the campus of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography [...]
May 31-June 02, 2021
Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany
Creating the Ocean we Want The ocean is the largest ecosystem on Earth and central [...]
The Virtual Early Career Ocean Professional (V.ECOP) Day will start on June 1, 2021, as [...]
June 14-June 18, 2021
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