Integrated Ocean Observing System for New Zealand

Integrated Ocean Observing System for New Zealand

Integrated Ocean Observing System for New Zealand 1573 1048 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – New Zealand

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 

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

Lead Contact: Joanne O’Callaghan (

challenges: 1- Understand and beat marine pollution, 2- Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, 7- Ocean Observations
ocean_basins: South Pacific Ocean, Southern Ocean
type_of_action: Project


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