IQOE is pleased to announce the availability of the Ocean Sound Essential Ocean Variable (EOV) Implementation Plan (see Ocean Sound Essential Ocean Variable Implementation Plan (zenodo.org)). The plan provides background for the importance of this EOV and the steps required to implement it.
IQOE proposed the Ocean Sound EOV and was assigned responsibility for this EOV when it was approved. The Ocean Sound EOV is a “cross-disciplinary” EOV in the structure of the Global Ocean Observing System because it is relevant to both Biology and Ecosystems and Physics observations and EOVs.
SCOR and POGO thank Peter Tyack (Univ. of St. Andrews/WHOI) for leading the committee that produced the plan and for the many committee members, reviewers, and organizational representatives who contributed their expertise to completing the plan. IQOE also thanks POGO and the Richard Lounsbury Foundation for providing financial support for the implementation committee and staff.