Connection to the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS)
The initiative adheres to EOVs identified by the GOOS Biogeochemistry Expert Panel where possible. It is fully committed to the approach laid out in the Framework for Ocean Observing (FOO) that works from societal and scientific needs (‘requirements’) towards observations and products appropriate to address those needs. We also stick to the GOOS approach to select for EOVs that are most feasible and most relevant, i.e., have the highest impact towards the requirements.
Deep-Ocean Biogeochemical Observations
A series of DOOS workshops and publications identified a large match between BGC EOVs selected by GOOS and those considered most relevant by deep ocean observers. In excess of the current set of EOVs, three additional variables focusing on the deep seafloor have been identified for potential suggestion to the GOOS BGC Expert Panel as candidate EOVs: Seafloor labile Organic Matter, Seafloor Oxygen Uptake, and Seafloor fluid and gas effluxes (focus on methane).
For any questions on the BGC EOV community revision please contact the DOOS Biogeochemistry Task Team leader Felix Janssen.