INVENTORY ON DEEP OCEAN OBSERVATIONS

AUTHORS:The Global Ocean Observing System – Deep Ocean Observing System (DOOS) 

PURPOSE: This survey seeks to: (1) evaluate the current state of deep ocean observations in the ocean worldwide, (2) identify pathways to aggregate and upgrade regional and global observing networks, 3) demonstrate the benefits gained from integrated datasets,and 4) evaluate the need for additional sustained observations.

By providing information on your deep ocean observation activities, you will help lay the foundation for development and coordination of regional, national, and global deep ocean observing systems. Contributors will be acknowledged and invited to contribute to any subsequent publication.

INSTRUCTIONS: The survey may take up to 30 minutes to complete. Please fill in or select appropriate responses to the questions on the following survey pages.

We hope than you can provide answers to all the questions, however, if there are non-applicable questions or questions you do not wish to answer, please disregard and continue to the next. A partially completed survey is still useful.

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