GOOS Report Card Released

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 how an integrated observing network adds value to society across the three GOOS delivery areas of climate, operational services and […]

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Our 3rd Module on the OPPS Course is out!

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 a best practice‘ was promoted in Issue 43. In the third module ‘How to Submit a Methodology‘, Pauline Simpson (OBPS Project Manager) […]

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GOOS BioEco Portal

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 marine life. Read more about the platform here.   […]

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Our New Ambassadors are here!

In July 2022, the OBPS launched its Ambassador Programme under its Ocean Practices for the Decade Programme. The Ocean Practices early career Ambassador Programme is a multi-year programme to increase awareness and identify issues and priorities in adapting, implementing, and developing best practices in the ocean science observing community at large. Our five new OBPS Ambassadors, […]

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Open Call for applications for Ocean Practices ECOP Ambassador Programme:

The Ocean Practices programme is seeking Early Career Ocean Professional (ECOP) ambassadors who are passionate and enthusiastic about global interoperability, regional capabilities and ocean best practices, and are willing to play an important role in advocating for best practices, promoting the communication for the needs of best practices, their development and implementation. Specifically, Ocean Practices […]

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Best Practices in Developing Regions (Part I)

At their March meeting, the OBPS Steering Group was treated to a trio of presentations by leaders in best practices in developing regions: Tommy Bornman (South African Environmental Observation Network) spoke about OBPS in Africa and how best practices are created by the community for the community. He used a series of maps showing the […]

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OceanGliders Best Practices are online!

The OceanGliders community achieved significant accomplishments related to developing best practices as a joint effort of EuroSea, the EuroGOOS Glider Task Team and H2020 GROOM II. Since the first global OceanGliders best practice workshop in May 2021, the glider community drafted various documents, i.e. Standard Operating Procedures SOPs for Salinity, Oxygen, Nitrate and Depth Average […]

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Announcing the 6th OBPS Workshop

The Ocean Practices: OBPS Workshop VI will take place VIRTUALLY with Plenaries on 5, 6, and 19 October 2022 (each three hours long). Working Group sessions will meet in between, at times of their own choosing.   The Workshop will cover a broad range of topics proposed/selected by proposed session leads and the workshop coordinators. For the Plenaries, there […]

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New OBPS member: Rebecca Zitoun

The OBPS welcomes a new member of its Steering Group. Rebecca Zitoun is co-chair of the Capacity Development working group joining Ana Lara-Lopez in guiding our growing capacity development activities. Rebecca currently works as a Postdoctoral Researcher at GEOMAR in the field of Trace Metal Biogeochemistry, Toxicology, and Environmental Chemistry. She investigates the principles and […]

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