Meet all the endorsed Ocean Decade Actions

Integrated Ocean Carbon Observing System (IOCOS)

Integrated Carbon Observing System Ocean Thematic Centre (ICOS-OTC)

Arctic Ocean, Increase community resilience to ocean hazards, Indian Ocean, North Atlantic Ocean, North Pacific Ocean, Project, 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, Understand and beat marine pollution

The Ocean has taken up ca 25% of the carbon we have released to the atmosphere, in the process slowing climate change and reducing the costs of preventing it occurring.

However, this sink is not stable; it has doubled in the recent past and its response to forthcoming net zero emissions is highly uncertain. The future behaviour of this sink will regulate the future costs of climate change mitigation which will be minimised by up-to-date high quality information regarding its size. IOCOS will build a global programme to deliver this information for the benefit of all.

Start Date: 01/01/2021

End Date: 31/12/2023

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


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