Although OceanObs’19 is over, our work is not. The conference was a community event. It brought together a diverse group of individuals to discuss what needs to happen in the next decade. The ocean observing community is collectively engaging and working together to drive change. Through meaningful partnerships, we continue to build a sustainable ocean observing system that will generate knowledge for society. With timely, reliable, and accessible information, ocean interactions can be maintained sustainably and societies will prosper.