The oceans play a key role in global issues such as sustainability. As we move toward basin-scale ocean-observing, efficient and consistent monitoring and predicting of the planet’s ocean is essential. These need common methods for interoperability and reproducibility. (for more information see Pearlman, et al 2019.

The Ocean Best Practice System supports the entire ocean community in sharing methods and developing best practices.
We provide publication, discovery and access to relevant and tested methods, from observation to application, as well as a foundation for increasing capacity.
We are working towards all observations being taken by known and adopted methodologies (provenance, transparency, traceability).