On 25 April, the European Ocean Observing System (EOOS) stakeholder consultation is launched to collect feedback on the draft strategy and implementation plan for 2018-2022. EOOS is a coordinating framework designed to align and integrate Europe's ocean observing capacity in the long-term; to promote a systematic and collaborative approach to collecting sustained information on the state and variability of our seas; and to underpin sustainable management of the marine environment and its resources. Stakeholder co-design and engagement are key to developing EOOS as a truly integrated and sustained ocean observing framework. The benefits of EOOS will likely span world-wide as its vision, guiding principles and proposed implementation framework are complementary to those of the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS). Therefore, we encourage the global marine biogeochemistry observationalist community to become part of this consultation process.
The survey will close on 15 June 2018. To read the EOOS draft strategy and implementation plan and submit your feedback please go to the consultation page: http://www.eoos-ocean.eu/consultation-2018/.
In 2017, an open consultation took place to collect stakeholders' feedback on the EOOS consultation document developed by the steering group. Based on this survey and the EOOS forum 2018, draft EOOS strategy and implementation plan were developed. Those are now released for an open consultation running from 25 April to 15 June. The results will be released on this website and the documents finalized for adoption at the EOOS conference 2018 (21-23 November, Brussels, Belgium).
When: this survey is open from 25 April to 15 June 2018.
For who: any ocean observing stakeholder organization or individual.
How: read the draft EOOS strategy and implementation plan 2018-2022, then submit your feedback via the online form – please see below.
Nota bene: we recommend preparing your feedback on a separate document first and only then copy/pasting the content to the on-line form. This will reduce risks of any web-related issues causing the loss of your information should the submission take long. This will also allow carefully considering the answers for most impact. The length of the documents: strategy – 9 pages, implementation plan – 13 pages. You can download the questionnaire below.
What next: EOOS coordination team and steering group will consider all inputs and prepare updated versions of the strategy and implementation plan – both for release on this website. It is foreseen to allow the stakeholders jointly adopt the strategy and implementation plan at the EOOS conference 2018.