Meet all the endorsed Ocean Decade Actions

Ocean Biomolecular Observing Network (OBON)

The Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO)

Arctic Ocean, Expand the Global Ocean Observing System, Increase community resilience to ocean hazards, Indian Ocean, North Atlantic Ocean, North Pacific Ocean, Programme, Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, Skills, knowledge and technology for all, South Atlantic Ocean, South Pacific Ocean, Southern Ocean

Ocean life - from viruses to whales - is built from "biomolecules''. Biomolecules such as DNA infuse each drop of ocean water, grain of sediment, and breath of ocean air.

The Biomolecular Ocean Observing Network (OBON) will develop a global system that will allow science and society to understand ocean life like never before. The programme will transform how we sense, harvest, protect, and manage ocean life, which faces multiple stresses including pollution, habitat loss, and climate change. It will also help communities detect biological hazards like harmful algal blooms and pathogens and be a key component of next-generation ocean observing systems.

This Programme hosts the following endorsed Ocean Decade Projects:

Mission Ocean Microbiomes

WCO Biomolecular Observing Network

Naples Ecological REsearch Augmented observatory

Hakai Institute Biomolecular Observing Network

Better Biomolecular Ocean Practices



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