New NERC Ocean Observations Consultation

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) has asked the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) to lead a piece of work on prioritising the sustained ocean observations that are most important to the UK and the international effort. 

To ensure objectivity, impartiality, and to capture a broad spectrum of views from across the UK marine science community, NOC will run an open consultation, coupled with a heavy reliance on documented evidence and best practice from the UK and across the international community.  The consultation will consist of three mechanisms to gather data, evidence and opinion:

  • Individual Consultation – open to all
  • Best Practice from international strategies
  • Ideas and Opinions from existing organisations and forums
Once all evidence and feedback has been gathered, NOC will set up a small workshop of experts from the international and UK marine community to discuss the results of the consultation and identify the key priority observations.  There is a real opportunity to bring the marine science community together with a collective prioritisation plan. The final report will be shared with stakeholders by NERC early in 2023.

The consultation will open on Friday 28 January 2022 at 11am with an introductory webinar led by NERC. Please join to hear more and ask any questions. You can register now by following this link. After that, you will be able to participate in the individual consultation via an online survey.

Further details will be made available shortly.