In 2021 the Deep Ocean Observing Strategy was awarded funding through the U.S. National Science Foundation through the AccelNet program (Award # 2114717) – Implementing a Deep Ocean Observing Strategy (iDOOS). This project will run from Oct. 1, 2021 to Sept. 30, 2025.
iDOOS seeks to implement an integrated, cross- disciplinary, deep-ocean observing strategy formed of existing deep-sea programs and networks to generate the knowledge required to advance ocean science. Through this program we will:
- Connect international programs to one another and create direct lines of communication to other programs and linkages to societal needs
- Improve collaboration, cooperation, coordination across the physical, biogeochemical and biological disciplines
- Better integrate the modeling community to inform deep ocean observing networks about observing gaps and specific needs.
- Develop a structure that is sustainable beyond the duration of the iDOOS project (and the UN Decade)