Meet all the endorsed Ocean Decade Actions

Integrated Ocean Observing System for New Zealand

National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research - New Zealand

Expand the Global Ocean Observing System, Project, Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, South Pacific Ocean, Southern Ocean, Understand and beat marine pollution

The Integrated Ocean Observing System for New Zealand (NZ-OOS) is a bottom-up community-driven initiative and its success depends on a joint, inclusive approach. It is possible that New Zealand can be among the world leaders in the integration of traditional knowledge with western science into an NZ-OOS.

It has six high-level themes:
1. Land-sea connectivity and associated stressors (e.g., sedimentation, contaminants)
2. Coastal and bluewater carbon budgets
3. Sustainable extraction of marine resources (e.g., seabed mining, tidal energy)
4. Sustainable seafood sector including both wild caught fisheries and aquaculture
5. Multi-scale drivers and response of the ocean state
6. Maritime safety and transport optimization

This Project is hosted by the Ocean Decade Programme One Ocean Network for Deep Observation

Start date: 01/07/2020
End date: 30/11/2026

Lead Contact: Joanne O’Callaghan (