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Linking capacity development to GOOS monitoring networks to achieve sustained ocean observation

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Bax, NJ and Appeltans, W and Brainard, R and Duffy, JE and Dunstan, P and Hanich, Q and Davies, HH and Hills, J and Miloslavich, P and Muller-Karger, FE and Simmons, S and Aburto-Oropeza, O and Batten, S and Benedetti-Cecchi, L and Checkley, D and Chiba, S and Fischer, A and Garcia, MA and Gunn, J and Klein, E and Kudela, RM and Marsac, F and Obura, D and Shin, Y-J and Sloyan, B and Tanhua, T and Wilkin, J, Linking capacity development to GOOS monitoring networks to achieve sustained ocean observation, Frontiers in Marine Science, 5, (SEP) Article 346. ISSN 2296-7745 (2018) [Refereed Article]


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Copyright 2018 Bax, Appeltans, Brainard, Duffy, Dunstan, Hanich, Harden Davies, Hills, Miloslavich, Muller-Karger, Simmons, Aburto-Oropeza, Batten, Benedetti-Cecchi, Checkley, Chiba, Fischer, Andersen Garcia, Gunn, Klein, Kudela, Marsac, Obura, Shin, Sloyan, Tanhua and Wilkin. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

DOI: doi:10.3389/fmars.2018.00346

Abstract

Developing enduring capacity to monitor ocean life requires investing in people and their institutions to build infrastructure, ownership, and long-term support networks. International initiatives can enhance access to scientific data, tools and methodologies, and develop local expertise to use them, but without ongoing engagement may fail to have lasting benefit. Linking capacity development and technology transfer to sustained ocean monitoring is a win-win proposition. Trained local experts will benefit from joining global communities of experts who are building the comprehensive Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS). This two-way exchange will benefit scientists and policy makers in developing and developed countries. The first step toward the GOOS is complete: identification of an initial set of biological Essential Ocean Variables (EOVs) that incorporate the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Essential Biological Variables (EBVs), and link to the physical and biogeochemical EOVs. EOVs provide a globally consistent approach to monitoring where the costs of monitoring oceans can be shared and where capacity and expertise can be transferred globally. Integrating monitoring with existing international reporting and policy development connects ocean observations with agreements underlying many countries' commitments and obligations, including under SDG 14, thus catalyzing progress toward sustained use of the ocean. Combining scientific expertise with international capacity development initiatives can help meet the need of developing countries to engage in the agreed United Nations (UN) initiatives including new negotiations for the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction, and the needs of the global community to understand how the ocean is changing.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:capacity development, technology transfer, global ocean observing system, GOOS, monitoring, essential ocean variables, international reporting, SDG14
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental Science and Management
Research Field:Environmental Monitoring
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
UTAS Author:Bax, NJ (Professor Nicholas Bax)
UTAS Author:Miloslavich, P (Dr Patricia Miloslavich)
ID Code:131029
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:10
Deposited By:Oceans and Cryosphere
Deposited On:2019-02-26
Last Modified:2019-03-12
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