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https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-2020-492
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-2020-492

  21 Jan 2021

21 Jan 2021

Review status: this preprint is currently under review for the journal BG.

Ideas and perspectives: Ushering Indian Ocean into the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (UNDOSSD) through Marine Ecosystem Research and Operational Services – An early-career's take

Kumar Nimit Kumar Nimit
  • Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Hyder abad-500090, India

Abstract. The Indian Ocean-rim hosts many of the underdeveloped and emerging economies that depend on the ocean resources for livelihood of the millions residing. Operational ocean information services cater to the requirements of managers and end-users to efficiently harness those resources, and to ensure safety. However, fishery information isn't the only operational services that will be needed empower such communities in the coming decades. Coral bleaching alerts, SCUBA-assist advisories, conservation or ecotourism assist services (e.g. Turtle-watch/Whale-watch), poaching/bycatch reduction support, jellyfish/microplastic/oil-spill watch are to name a few, but not an exhaustive list. This paper reviews existing tools, and explores the ongoing research that has potential to convert the findings into operational services in near-to-mid term.

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  • RC1: 'Comment on bg-2020-492', Anonymous Referee #1, 19 Feb 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on bg-2020-492', Gad Levy, 23 Feb 2021
  • CC1: 'Comment on bg-2020-492', Frances Budd, 02 Mar 2021
    • RC3: 'Reply on CC1', Gad Levy, 03 Mar 2021

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The Indian Ocean-rim hosts many of the underdeveloped and emerging economies that depend on the ocean resources for the livelihood of the millions. Operational ocean information services cater to the requirements of managers and end-users to efficiently harness resources, and ensure safety. This paper reviews existing tools, and explores the ongoing research that has potential to convert the findings into operational services in near-to-mid term.
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