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Observing Air-Sea Interactions Strategy (OASIS)

SCOR Working Group #162 - Developing an Observing Air-Sea Interactions Strategy (OASIS) - United States of America (USA)

All Ocean Basins, Expand the Global Ocean Observing System, Increase community resilience to ocean hazards, Programme, Unlock ocean-based solutions to climate change

Air-sea exchanges of energy, moisture, and gases drive and modulate the Earth's weather and climate, influencing life, including our own.

These air-sea interactions fuel the hydrological cycle and affect precipitation across the globe. Air-sea interactions affect the distribution of carbon dioxide between the atmosphere and ocean, how seawater flows and winds blow, and how pollutants floating on the ocean surface move – information critical to policymakers, industry, and civil society.

The Observing Air-Sea Interactions Strategy (OASIS) Programme will provide observational-based knowledge to fundamentally improve weather, climate and ocean prediction, promote healthy oceans, the blue economy, and sustainable food and energy.

Start Date: 01/11/2021
End Date: 31/12/2030

This Programme hosts the following Ocean Decade Projects:

Impact of Black Carbon in South East Asia

Southern Ocean Flux Capability Working Group

A regional coupled atmosphere-ocean model

Uncrewed Surface Vehicle Network for GOOS (USV Network for GOOS)

Lead Contacts: Meghan Cronin ( OASIS co-chair (US), Sebastiaan Swart ( OASIS co-chair (Sweden), Christa Marandino ( OASIS co-chair (Germany), Nicholas Rome(, Masha Edmondson (, Cassie Wilson (, Meredith Kurz (

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