The following table outlines the contributions by POGO members to ocean observations. Please contact us if you are a POGO member and would like to contribute information on your organisation’s ocean observing systems. Click on each observing system below to find out more information.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, unprecedented disruptions may have occurred in most if not all ocean observations systems maintained by POGO members. Disturbances may include cancellation of research vessel operations, slowdown in deployment of autonomous instruments and maintenance of moorings, sea level gauges and high-frequency radar. To gain a global view of this risk, the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) launched a COVID-19 impacts survey in April 2020 to assess and forecast the pandemic’s impact on global ocean observations. The briefing note presents the results of the survey complemented by information from JCOMMOPS. Recommendations from GOOS include increasing international coordination across national research vessel operations and encouraging classification of observing maintenance and deployment activities as essential.