As part of the decadal conference series, OceanObs’19 galvanized the ocean observing community ranging from scientists to end users. OceanObs’19 outcomes and actions seeks to improve response to scientific and societal needs of a fit-for-purpose integrated ocean observing system, for better understanding the environment of the Earth, monitoring climate, and informing adaptation strategies as well as the sustainable use of ocean resources.
OceanObs’19 will continue to develop strategies for a sustained, multidisciplinary and integrated ocean observing system, and better connect user communities and observers. Input(in the form of Community White Papers), helped shape strategy development throughout the conference and for the upcoming decade. The conference and Community White Papersrevolved around 10 vital societal benefit themes and the conference objectives.