The Deep Ocean Observing Strategy (DOOS) organizers are conducting a deep-ocean observation inventory to lay the foundation for development and coordination of regional, national, and global deep-ocean observing systems. We are requesting your assistance by asking you to complete a brief online survey on the current use of, and needs for, deep ocean observations. Further details, a link to the survey, and some instructions for completing the survey are provided below. The survey should take approximately 30 minutes to complete. Please complete the survey at your earliest convenience but no later than by Friday, September 7th. Contributors will be acknowledged and invited to contribute to any subsequent publication.
(1) To assess the current status of deep-ocean observing with respect to geographic coverage, water depths, platforms, sensors, variables measured, temporal and spatial coverage.
(2) To inform development of the Deep Ocean Observing Strategy and identify potential partners.
(3) To help develop a common statement of requirements and an initial strategy for sustained global deep ocean observations; considering all Essential Ocean Variables (EOVs), regions, technologies, and societal imperatives so as to extract high priority, feasibility, and GOOS fit-for-purpose actions for the next 5-10 years.
(4) To identify gaps in geographic coverage, water depth, and EOVs.
LINK TO THE SURVEY
We appreciate your time and effort in completing the survey, as well as your help ensuring the survey reaches others who make deep ocean observations or acquire or aggregate deep-sea data of any sort.
Please either forward this email to them directly OR direct them to the DOOS website which contains a link to the survey (deepoceanobserving.org).