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Synergistic Observing Network for Ocean Prediction

Meteorological Research Institute/Japan Meteorological Agency - Japan

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

SynObs is being proposed as a common comprehensive Decade Project to the three Decade Programmes, ForeSea, CoastPredict, and Observing System Co-Design. SynObs will seek to extract maximum benefit from combining various observation platform measurements, typically satellite and in situ observation data, or combinations of coastal and open ocean platforms for ocean/coastal predictions.

SynObs aims to identify the optimal combination of the different ocean observation platforms through observing system design and evaluation, and to develop assimilation methods which can enable drawing synergistic effects from these combinations. Targets of SynObs include open-ocean, such as global, tropical, mid-latitude, arctic and subarctic oceans, as well as coastal-sea, and biogeochemical observing systems.

This Project is hosted by the Ocean Decade Programme ForeSea – The Ocean Prediction Capacity of the Future

Start date: 01/07/2022
End date: 30/06/2026

Lead Contact: Yosuke Fujii (