The Vision of AtlantOS
The first AtlantOS newsletter has been released recently to introduce the vision of AtlantOS to the wider community interested in the Atlantic Ocean and the societal benefit that is enabled by sustained ocean observation.
Atlantic Ocean observation is currently undertaken through loosely-coordinated in-situ observing networks and global satellite observations. To tackle the challenge of sustainable use of the Atlantic Ocean in the sense of societal benefit it is important to improve and innovate Atlantic Ocean observing to obtain an international, more sustainable, more efficient, more integrated, and fit-for-purpose system. This is exactly what the AtlantOS initiative is aiming for.
The EU Horizon2020 Blue Growth project AtlantOS, ‘Optimising and Enhancing the Integrated Atlantic Ocean Observing System’, is to improve and innovate Atlantic observing with the ambition to arrive at a more international, more sustainable, more efficient, more integrated and fit-for-purpose system. The work contributes to i) the Trans-Atlantic Research Alliance, ii) the Group of Earth Observations (GEO) Blue Planet initiative, iii) the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) jointly supporting the implementation of SDG14.