Meet all the endorsed Ocean Decade Actions

Ocean Decade Odyssey

OceanOPS - France

All Ocean Basins, Change humanity’s relationship with the ocean, Expand the Global Ocean Observing System, Project, Skills, knowledge and technology for all

The proposed project aims at enhancing the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) by cooperating with new ocean-going vessel types, e.g., from ocean races, NGOs, citizens and private sector initiatives.

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 (;