A comprehensive Atlantic Ocean Observing System that benefits all of us living, working and relying on the ocean
The Vision for an All-Atlantic Ocean Observing System (AtlantOS) provides a structural framework for guiding the development of the Atlantic Ocean Observing System in the North and South Atlantic. It will outline a baseline of core platforms, networks and systems that make up AtlantOS and a path: from initial capability at the beginning of the United Nations (UN) Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development in 2021, to full operating capability at the end of the decade in 2030. The AtlantOS BluePrint will benefit from active engagement from all interested parties and partners.
What is the AtlantOS Vision

This Vision offers a strategy for building an Integrated Atlantic Ocean Observing System (AtlantOS) in the Atlantic. It will help policymakers and oceanographic community to move towards a more sustainable, coordinated and comprehensive ocean observing system delivering relevant information. Such system will serve a wide range of societal benefit areas spanning ocean change, near-real-time ocean state estimation, ocean prediction and base-line information to support sustainable ocean use. The Vision for an All-Atlantic Ocean Observing System should go beyond the state-of–the-art and provide a vision for the Atlantic Ocean observing in the next decade. It should integrate existing ocean observing ...

Why the AtlantOS BluePrint

Two key international cooperative agreements reflect the growing recognition of the key role that oceans play in developing national and regional economies, achieving the Sustainable Development goals and addressing climate change. The Galway Statement signed by the European Union, Canada and the United States on 24 May 2013 recognizes “the value of our ongoing cooperation on ocean science and observation in the Atlantic Ocean”. The Belém Statement, signed between the European Union, South Africa and Brazil on 13 July 2017 recognizes “the mutual benefit that would accrue from linking research activities in the South Atlantic and Southern Ocean with those in the North Atlantic ...