Fishing Vessel Ocean Observing Network

Fishing Vessel Ocean Observing Network

Fishing Vessel Ocean Observing Network 2000 1333 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

Ocean Data Network – United States of America (USA)

We aim to facilitate the implementation of global fishing vessels based observations to complement already established global observing networks.

Due to the unique data collection capabilities, the complementarity with existing observation networks, and the cost-effective applicability around the world, standardizing and coordinating outputs from local collaborations will enable resulting data to be impactful worldwide. There is tremendous opportunity to unlock coastal data necessary for bringing data-driven, actionable oceanography to a broader range of sciences, industries, and other stakeholders. Complementing existing observation networks and building towards harmonized observing technologies will have compounding benefits beyond the contribution of any single network. Collaboration between science and industry, observing networks, as well as between nations, is key for unlocking the ocean data needed for research, forecasting, and sustainable growth in the blue economy.

This project is also co-led with the following partners: MetOceanSolutionsEMODnetIPMACCMARUNSWEnvironmental Defense FundCNR IRBIMNOAA FisheriesKyushu UniversitySMHIOceanum, and NOAA IOOS.

Start Date: 01/01/2024
End Date: 01/01/2030

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Lead Contact: Cooper Van Vranken (

challenges: 4- Sustainable Ocean Economy, 7- Ocean Observations, 9- Capacity Development
ocean_basins: All Ocean Basins
type_of_action: Project


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