Meet all the endorsed Ocean Decade Actions

Animal-Borne Ocean Sensors (AniBOS): A decadal vision through new eyes

Sydney Institute of Marine Science

Arctic Ocean, Create a digital representation of the Ocean, Expand the Global Ocean Observing System, Increase community resilience to ocean hazards, Indian Ocean, North Atlantic Ocean, North Pacific Ocean, Project, Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, South Atlantic Ocean, South Pacific Ocean, Sustainably feed the global population, Unlock ocean-based solutions to climate change

AniBOS, an emerging network of the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS), will provide freely available oceanographic measurements across the hard-to-reach world's polar and tropical oceans collected through bio-logging, the deployment of sensors on marine animals.

These data compliments conventional approaches by providing both physical and ecological data in ocean regions directly at the scale and resolution at which animals move. AniBOS will fill this gap by integrating animal collected data within Global Ocean Observing System to improve our ability to observe and predict global climate processes and animal behaviour for societal benefit.

Start Date: 01/01/2021
End Date: 15/12/2030

This project is hosted by the Ocean Decade programme Ocean Observing CoDesign – Evolving ocean observing for a sustainable future

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