The Global Ocean Monitoring and Observing Program is enriched by diverse perspectives, celebrating each other’s unique experience and expertise.
The people of NOAA's Global Ocean Monitoring and Observing Program, and the intellectual capability they provide, are its greatest asset. As the pace of change and technological advancement in environmental science increases, NOAA’s world-class workforce will continue to be important to the management of weather, water, and climate.
The Global Ocean Monitoring and Observing Program places a strong emphasis on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) through its 2021-2025 Strategic Plan Goal 4, which is to “develop and capitalize on the expertise, diversity and capacity of the ocean observing enterprise.” GOMO recognizes the need to support development of a more diverse, equitable, inclusive and accessible ocean observing enterprise in order to benefit from a wider range of experiences, perspectives, approaches, and talent. We have identified eight objectives to help us reach this goal, focusing on capacity development and community engagement.
Pictured right: scientists from NOAA and Indonesia's BMKG at the annual RAMA workshop
“As a global leader in ocean observing research, GOMO is committed to increasing and strengthening
the participation of underrepresented groups and individuals in the ocean observing enterprise;
to widen access to the data and knowledge of the global ocean for the benefit of all;
and to support the development of talent and skills of the next generations of ocean experts.”
-David Legler, GOMO Program Director