Ocean Sciences Meeting 2018 DOOS Town Hall

Town Hall Title: Deep Ocean Observing Strategy (DOOS) Town Hall
Date and Time: Monday, February 12, 2018: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: Oregon Convention Center, D135-D136


Reception
Please join us at 5:45 for a reception prior to the Town Hall (room D135-D136)
sponsored by the Consortium for Ocean Leadership.

Summary
The Deep Ocean Observing Strategy (DOOS), in close cooperation with the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS), is galvanizing experts to develop a strategy for sustained, global, deep ocean observations across disciplines. DOOS considers essential ocean variables, key geographic regions, readiness for implementation and emerging technologies that will provide a blueprint for deep-sea observing over the coming decades. The strategy will provide a framework for comprehensively observing, monitoring, and forecasting conditions of the deep ocean. This town hall is an opportunity to inform and obtain input from the science community as DOOS begins to prepare a Science and Implementation Guide.

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Full Event Description:
Increased exploration of the deep ocean has revealed a vast array of highly diverse, deep-sea ecosystems and resources and brought forth the important challenge of sustainably managing our deep ocean. The Deep Ocean Observing Strategy (DOOS), in close cooperation with Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS), is galvanizing experts to develop a strategy for sustained, global deep ocean observations. DOOS considers essential ocean variables, key geographic regions, readiness for implementation and emerging technologies that will provide a blueprint for deep-sea observing over the coming decades. The strategy will provide a framework for comprehensively observing, monitoring, and forecasting conditions of the deep ocean.

In December 2016, DOOS leadership hosted an exploratory workshop at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography to develop a coordinated plan that addresses key scientific and societal needs, while outlining the steps required to turn the deep ocean observing ‘strategy’ into a global observing network, and defined a set of objectives for the following decade.

This town hall is an opportunity for DOOS to connect with academic researchers, intergovernmental entities, industry experts and policy scholars to integrate observation networks and systems, improve our deep ocean knowledge, assess environmental pressures, and highlight societal benefits. DOOS Steering Committee members will seek audience input as DOOS begins to prepare a Science and Implementation Guide. We hope to identify approaches to address key scientific questions and societal needs, design and evaluate observing systems, coordinate pilot projects and process studies to guide deep-sea community efforts, and identify other deep-sea community observing needs.

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