Evolving and Sustaining Ocean Best Practices – Workshop III Proceedings Released

The oceans play a key role in global issues such as climate change, food security, and human health. Given their vast dimensions and internal complexity, efficient monitoring and predicting of the planet’s oceans must be a collaborative effort of both regional and global scale. The first and foremost requirement for such collaborative ocean observing is […]

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Seabed 2030: Building a Complete Global Bathymetry Map by 2030

Vicki Ferrini Bathymetry data is important observational information that can be used for a wide variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary studies. Despite its importance for understanding processes at and beneath the seafloor, and throughout the water column, only a small portion of the global seafloor has been mapped with direct measurement. The Nippon Foundation – GEBCO […]

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Essential Ocean Variables: Marine Turtle, Bird and Mammal Abundance and Distribution

Jordan van Stavel Marine turtle, bird and mammal species are wide-ranging, large-bodied, long-lived animals that play a key role in structuring marine ecosystems. Also known as ecosystem engineers these megafauna interact and influence the population dynamics and distribution of important prey species as well as directly impacting their environment through nutrient exchange and transport. In […]

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