The Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) is a science-driven ocean observing network that delivers real-time data from more than 900 instruments to address critical science questions regarding the world’s ocean. OOI data are freely available online to anyone with an Internet connection.
Because of its potential to contribute to understanding of the changing ocean, the OOI was designated as an endorsed action of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development
(UN Ocean Decade). The Surface Ocean – Lower Atmosphere Study (SOLAS) also endorsed the OOI as one of its Integrated Atmosphere-Ocean Time Series Stations, helping to provide critical answers to ocean-related science questions.