The first The Atlantic-Arctic Distributed Biological Observatory (A-DBO) dedicated autumn meeting took place at the Institute of Marine Research (IMR) premises in Bergen, October 31st-November 1st, 2022.
Participants of the first A-DBO meeting at IMR: (L-R) Arild Sundfjord (NPI), Philipp Assmy (NPI), Maria Teresa Bezem (UiB), Michael Karcher (AWI), Craig Lee (APL/UW), Marit Reigstad (UiT), Agneta Fransson (NPI), Melissa Chierici (IMR), Vidar Lien (IMR). Photo: Anna Nikopoulos
Together we made good progress on the spatiotemporal characteristics of the A-DBO framework and defined the elements we believe need to be in place for advancing our joint observational efforts. We also summarized our recent cruises and shared our plans for upcoming sampling activities.
Now we will continue to fine tune our drafts of the candidate designated sampling sites outlined during the meeting, by making an overview of the data coverage, and planned future activity in these locations. The aim with this is to land on a final distribution of the A-DBO sampling sites which represents all the different environments in the Atlantic Arctic sector and balances the efforts between disciplines.
Our next stop will be ASSW2023 in Vienna, with opportunities to join the process of shaping the A-DBO in both the Community and Science parts of the conference.
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