Joint Community Meeting for the pan-Arctic network of Distributed Biological Observatories (DBOs)

21 March 2024 | 10:30 - 18:00 (UK)

Open Session - HYBRID

Room: St Trinnean's (St Leonards)

Organiser: Anna Nikolopoulos (Norwegian Polar Institute, Norway)


DBOs Community Meeting Agenda

Since 2010, the Distributed Biological Observatory (DBO) has functioned as a “detection array” for ecosystem changes and trends in the Pacific sector of the Arctic Ocean. Similar marine observational networks are being established in the Davis Strait region (DS-DBO), the Atlantic-Arctic sector (A-DBO) and in the East Siberian Sea (S-DBO). These long-term, multi-disciplinary initiatives build on active involvement of scientists with the goal to strengthen the regional assessments of the coupled marine system. The ASSW provides one of the main arenas for the annual exchange of scientific results and organisational matters of the DBOs, both as regional entities and in a joint pan-Arctic sense.

We invite to a full-day workshop for all the Distributed Biological Observatories during which we present the activities undertaken during 2023 and summarise the most prominent results in each arctic sector. We also make room for general discussions on common priorities and opportunities for our future in situ sampling activities and data assessments, and how to connect these to other parallel observing programs and organisational processes.