A summary report of the EOOS open stakeholder consultation is now available.
The consultation ran for six weeks and received 115 responses from 30 countries. Respondents included research institutes, ocean observation and marine monitoring organizations, industry, public authorities, and ocean observing experts responding in personal capacity.
Stakeholders acknowledged a critical need for a better coordination of European ocean observations. 91% agreed that EOOS could provide such coordination framework, building on existing efforts. Respondents proposed that EOOS early actions should be fostering links across existing ocean observing and data initiatives gaining commitment and support at national and European level.