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The Ocean Observing Research Coordination Network (RCN) fosters a broad, multi-disciplinary dialogue for enabling more effective ocean research and the use of ocean observing systems to inform societal decisions. The RCN motivates new research outcomes, provides wider visibility for the value and impacts of ocean observations and examines ways to encourage a new generation of scientists to focus on the oceans and their challenges. Move the rest to “more”

The oceans provide many important functions within the Earth system including strong coupling with weather and climate dynamics, providing food and energy resources, supporting trade and commerce, offering extensive stabilization for variations in our environment and being a resource for biodiversity. The need for improved coordination in ocean observations is more urgent now given the issues of climate change, sustainable food sources and increased need for energy.

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