The Strategic Plan serves as a living reference document for members of GODAE Ocean View, its Task Teams, the broader scientific community and stakeholders with an interest in operational oceanography including in particular research agencies and operational centres. It describes the GOV strategy which strives to continuously improve operational oceanography for societal benefit and to facilitate collaboration among the scientific community working in this research domain.
The Strategic Plan provides a high-level view -with 5 and 10 year horizons- defining, with clear priorities for GOV and its task teams. It includes an overview of the background of GODAE and GODAE Ocean View (GOV), defines the scope of GOV, discusses expected outcomes and provides an outline of the guiding principles and general implementation strategy adopted by GOV. It also includes a description of the overarching implementation process based on the functional components of GOV and provides the strategic background for annual work plans of each of the Task Teams of GOV.
The Strategic Plan will be subject to updates, with a focus on clear basic objectives, with clear proposed actions.
The Strategic Plan is available from the document section of GOV website.