Meet all the endorsed Ocean Decade Actions

Deep Ocean Observing Strategy (DOOS)

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

Arctic Ocean, Develop a sustainable and equitable ocean economy, Expand the Global Ocean Observing System, Indian Ocean, North Atlantic Ocean, North Pacific Ocean, Programme, Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, Skills, knowledge and technology for all, South Atlantic Ocean, South Pacific Ocean, Southern Ocean, Sustainably feed the global population, Unlock ocean-based solutions to climate change

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.

This Programme hosts the following Ocean Decade Project:

Arctic Deep Observation for Multi-sphere Cycling

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

Lead Contacts: Lisa Levin ( and Patrick Heimbach (