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Our mission is to provide and support high quality global ocean
observations and research to improve our scientific understanding and
inform society about the ocean’s role in environmental change.

The Evolution of the Global Ocean Observing System

Over the past 30 years, ocean observations have helped inform weather forecasts, climate predictions, fisheries management and shown us how the oceans are changing over time. In this video, you will hear from some of our partners around the world about the importance of our global ocean observing system, what’s next in evolving the system to become more inclusive, and how the information we collect can be used to address rapid changes in the ocean and climate.