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Patricia Miloslavich, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
Sophie Seeyave, Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans (POGO), Plymouth, UKView further author information
Frank Muller-Karger, Institute for Marine Remote Sensing (IMaRS)Follow
Nicholas Bax, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Hobart, AustraliaView further author information
Elham Ali, Suez University
Claudia Delgado, International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO, Oostende, BelgiumView further author information
Hayley Evers-King information, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Plymouth, UK further author information
Benjamin Loveday information, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Plymouth, UKView further author information
Vivian Lutz information, Instituto Nacional de Desarrollo Pesquero (INIDEP), Mar del Plata, ArgentinaView further author information
Jan Newton information, University of Washington
Glenn Nolan information, EuroGOOS AISBL, Brussels, BelgiumView further author information
Ana C. information, Departamento de Estudios Ambientales, Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas, VenezuelaView further author information
Christine Traeger-Chatterjee information, European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), Darmstadt, GermanyView further author information
Edward Urban information, Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR), Newark, USA further author information

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Capacity development, essential ocean variables, EOVs, global ocean observing system, ocean observations, GOOS, sustainable development goal 14 (SDG14)

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Sustained global ocean observations are needed to recognise, understand, and manage changes in marine biodiversity, resources and habitats, and to implement wise conservation and sustainable development strategies. To meet this need, the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS), a network of observing systems distributed around the world and coordinated by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) has proposed Essential Ocean Variables (EOVs) that are relevant to both the scientific and the broader community, including resource managers. Building a network that is truly global requires expanding participation beyond scientists from well-resourced countries to a far broader representation of the global community. New approaches are required to provide appropriate training, and resources and technology should follow to enable the application of this training to engage meaningfully in global observing networks and in the use of the data. Investments in technical capacity fulfil international reporting obligations under the UN Sustainable Development Goal 14A. Important opportunities are emerging now for countries to develop research partnerships with the IOC and GOOS to address these obligations. Implementing these partnerships requires new funding models and initiatives that support a sustained research capacity and marine technology transfer.

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Journal of Operational Oceanography, v. 12, issue sup2, p. S137-S156

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