The SIG has been written to bring focus to the vision and primary activities of DOOS. The DOOS Project will use this document to guide sponsor and stakeholder focus toward primary scientific, technology, data, and demonstration activities that will result in a globally integrated network of systems that observe the deep ocean effectively in support of strong science, policy, and planning for sustainable oceans.

This document describes the Project’s goals and objectives including its relationship to GOOS and other endeavors focused on the deep ocean. An overview of activities in defining requirements is also provided including activities related to the definition of EOVs, sensor and platform maturation, and the adoption of FAIR data principles. The report also describes additional primary activities including the ongoing online inventory, and a wide range of coordination activities.

We invite you to download the report.

Please provide comments to: info@deepoceanobserving.org

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The DOOS Project is highly grateful to the members of the Steering Committee and Task Teams, in addition to the community experts and stakeholders that assisted in the review and creation of this report.

SIG Executive Summary

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The SIG as a Living Document

The SIG is designed to be a living document. As such two of the Appendices have been placed online to allow for updating as relationships among DOOS and the larger observing community evolve. Content and associated links can be found below: