Focus is on the remote, understudied coastal ocean often coinciding with SIDS or low-income coastal communities, where capacity building needs to be carefully co-designed in relation to traditional knowledge and cultural norms of each region. The co-created, crowd-sourced data is valuable alone, but the collection process will also be important for ocean literacy and awareness activities.

This Project is hosted by the Ocean Decade Programme Observing Together: Meeting Stakeholder Needs and Making Every Observation Count.

Start Date: 01/06/2021
End Date: 31/05/2030

Lead Contact: Murat Ardelan (