About this Research Topic
Many global scientific and technological infrastructure programs monitor and study for a better understanding the Ocean's complex interrelated processes. The unique role of the research infrastructures underlies with their capability to collect long-term time series and spatial data from the surface, along the water column, down to the deep seafloor. They explore the Ocean with Eulerian and Lagrangian approaches calling for a comprehensive and integrated strategy. They represent a fundamental and irreplaceable contribution to the advancement in the oceanic processes' knowledge to highlight the effects of the multidisciplinary variety of processes on life and human beings' wellness. The aims of these programs are perfectly aligned with the key priorities of the UN Agenda 2030, Horizon Europe (2021-2027) and strongly contribute to the strategic areas of other initiatives, such as the EU JPI-Oceans.
This Research Topic intends to highlight the benefits of having a complete integrated and interdisciplinary approach. To tackle this, all the main worldwide actors will be involved, asking contributions as review papers and the scientific and technological results reached using the new tools are both welcome. We solicit contributions on: International and European strategy, updates to ongoing global scientific and technological infrastructure programs, scientific and technology results, relevant discoveries, current and future prospects.
The specific themes to address include:
· International and European strategy
· Worldwide recent and ongoing infrastructure programs
· Relevant scientific and technology results
· Best practices, data quality control and data FAIRness
· Conclusions with the present and future perspectives.
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