Initiatives, strategies and roadmaps that contribute to foresight in ocean observation

EuroSea has launched a report on initiatives and strategies contributing to foresight in ocean observing. The report captures the major foresight initiatives and documents relevant for European ocean observation and forecasting.

The Horizon 2020 funded EuroSea project aims to improve the European ocean observing and forecasting system in a global context. The project brings together key European actors of ocean observing and forecasting with users of oceanographic products and services. Their recently published report highlights the complexity of the ocean observing landscape and how that influences the clarity of the foresight that can be achieved. It also underlines that foresight is crucial to support decisionsto develop sustained fit-for-purpose ocean information products and services as it gives a forward look to the drivers and capabilities, the latest scientific knowledge and the technological feasibility in observing infrastructure.

The report includes more than 120 initiatives, strategies, and roadmaps that contribute to foresight in ocean observing – internationally, at the European scale, and regionally at the sea basin scale.

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By Anna Lygre Solvang