Report Defining Priorities for UK Ocean Observations Released

Report Defining Priorities for UK Ocean Observations Released

The UK Sustained Scientific Ocean Observation Priorities (SSOOP) report has been released. In 2022 the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) led a consultation on prioritizing ocean observations, following a request from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).

To ensure objectivity, impartiality, and to capture a broad spectrum of views from across the UK marine science community, NOC ran an open consultation, coupled with a reliance on documented evidence and best practice from across the UK and the international community.

The consultation consisted of three mechanisms to gather data, evidence and opinion:

  • Individual Consultation – open to all
  • Best Practice from international strategies
  • Ideas and Opinions from existing organizations and forums.

Following collation of the evidence, NOC assembled a workshop to discuss the results and identify the key priority observations and the report from this community-based consultation is now published.



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