Autonomous instruments like floats and drifters will be deployed from participating vessels, as well as in-situ sensors for a range of atmospheric and surface ocean variables such as carbon dioxide.

Odyssey will provide overall coordination and a single point of contact to support the implementation of observations and data delivery. With a pool of suitable instruments, deployment to critical under-sampled areas will be driven. The initiative will benefit from outreach and communication channels to advocate for ocean issues and ocean science.

Start Date: 01/07/2021
End Date: 31/12/2030

This Project is hosted by the Ocean Decade Programme Ocean Observing Co-Design: evolving ocean observing for a sustainable future.

Lead Contact: Emanuela Rusciano (