Deep Ocean Observing Strategy (DOOS)

Deep Ocean Observing Strategy (DOOS)

Deep Ocean Observing Strategy (DOOS) 1920 1272 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

Deep Ocean Observing Strategy – United States of America (USA)

DOOS represents an interconnected network of deep-ocean observing, mapping, exploration, and modelling programs working together for the coming decade to:

  1. characterize the physics, biogeochemistry and biology of the deep ocean in space and time,
  2. establish a baseline required to understand changes to its habitats and services, and
  3. provide the information needed to have a healthy, predicted, resilient and sustainably-managed (deep) ocean.

DOOS will promote the human capital and observing infrastructure needed to address critical scientific and management questions related to the climate, biodiversity and sustainability, while growing a diverse and inclusive next generation of deep-ocean leaders.

Start Date: 01/01/2021
End Date: 30/12/2030

Lead Contacts: Lisa Levin ( and Patrick Heimbach (

This Programme hosts the following Ocean Decade Projects:

challenges: 2- Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, 3- Sustainable Blue Food, 4- Sustainable Ocean Economy, 5- Ocean-Climate Nexus, 7- Ocean Observations, 9- Capacity Development
ocean_basins: All Ocean Basins
type_of_action: Programme


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