PEGASuS: Designing the observing system for the world’s ocean from microbes to whales

Principal Investigators:

Nicholas J. Bax, Daniel C. Dunn, and Patricia D. Miloslavich

A globally coordinated and sustained ocean observing system is urgently needed to systematically assess the status of the ocean's biodiversity and ecosystems and how these are responding to increasing resource use, including coastal development under the range of long-term climate change scenarios. A set of measurable biological characteristics or “biological essential ocean variables" have been identified by experts to aid global understanding of these responses and how they may provide the data that addresses policy seeking to manage or mitigate... more

Participants and Meetings

Working Group Participants
ActivityDatesFurther Information
Working Group5th—7th March 2019Participant List  
Working Group2nd—5th December 2019Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

Valerie Allainvaleriea@spc.intThe Pacific Community (SPC)
Sonia Dawn BattenSonia.Batten@mba.ac.ukMarine Biological Association of the UK
Nicholas J. BaxNic.Bax@csiro.auCommonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Zoe Baxzbax@alumni.risd.edu
Mathieu Belbeochmbelbeoch@jcommops.orgJoint Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM)
Sky Bristolsbristol@usgs.govUS Geological Survey (USGS) Powell Center for Analysis and Synthesis
Pier Luigi Buttigiegpbuttigi@mpi-bremen.deAlfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research
Rachel Cavanaughrcav@bas.ac.ukBritish Antarctic Survey
J. Emmett Duffyduffye@si.eduSmithsonian Environmental Research Center
Daniel C. Dunndaniel.dunn@duke.eduDuke University
Karen EvansKaren.Evans@csiro.auCommonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Alfredo Giróngiron@nceas.ucsb.eduUniversity of California, San Diego
Heath Kelseyhkelsey@ca.umces.eduUniversity of Maryland
Olav Sigurd Kjesbuolav.kjesbu@hi.noInstitute of Marine Research
Patricia D. Miloslavichpmilos@usb.veUniversity of Tasmania
Frank Edgar Muller-Kargercarib@usf.eduUniversity of South Florida
David Oburadobura@cordioea.netCoastal Oceans Research and Development Indian Ocean (CORDIO)
Erin Satterthwaitesatterthwaite@nceas.ucsb.eduUniversity of California, Davis
Elizabeth R. Seligelizabethrselig@gmail.comCenter for Ocean Solutions
Craig Stargercraig.starger@futureearth.orgFuture Earth
Joshua Tewksburyjosh.tewksbury@futureearth.orgUniversity of Washington
Simon Thrushsimon.thrush@auckland.ac.nzUniversity of Auckland
Marjo Vierrosmvierros@shaw.caUniversity of British Columbia
Anna Zivianazivian@oceanconservancy.orgOcean Conservancy

Products: Publications, Reports, Datasets, Presentations, Visualizations

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Journal Article Bax, Nicholas J.; Miloslavich, Patricia D.; Muller-Karger, Frank Edgar; Allain, Valerie; Appeltans, Ward; Batten, Sonia Dawn; Buttigieg, Pier Luigi; Chiba, Sanae; Costa, Daniel Paul; Duffy, J. Emmett; Dunn, Daniel C.; Johnson, Craig Richard; Kudela, Raphael M.; Obura, David; Rebelo, Lisa-Maria; Shin, Yunne-Jai; Simmons, Samantha Elisabeth; Tyack, Peter Lloyd. 2019. A Response to Scientific and Societal Needs for Marine Biological Observations. Frontiers in Marine Science. (Abstract) (Online version)
Journal Article Canonico, Gabrielle; Buttigieg, Pier Luigi; Montes, Enrique; Muller-Karger, Frank Edgar; Stepien, Carol A.; Wright, Dawn; Benson, Abigail L.; Helmuth, Brian; Costello, Mark J.; Sousa Pinto, Isabel; Saeedi, Hanieh; Newton, Jan A.; Appeltans, Ward; Bednarsek, Nina; Bedrossy, Levente; Best, Benjamin D.; Brandt, Angelika; Goodwin, Kelly D.; Iken, Katrin; Marques, Antonio C.; Miloslavich, Patricia D.; Ostrowski, Martin; Turner, Woody; Achterberg, Eric Pieter; Barry, Tom; Defeo, Omar; Bigatti, Gregorio; Henry, Lea-Anne; Ramiro-Sanchez, Berta; Muñoz, Pablo Durán; Morato, Telmo; García-Alegre, Ana; Cuadrado, Mar Sacau; Murton, Bramley J. 2019. Global Observational Needs and Resources for Marine Biodiversity. Frontiers in Marine Science. (Abstract) (Online version)
Journal Article Lombard, Fabien; Boss, Emmanuel; Waite, Anya M.; Vogt, Meike; Uitz, Julia; Stemmann, Lars; Sosik, Heidi M.; Schulz, Jan; Romagnan, Jean-Baptiste; Picheral, Marc; Pearlman, Jay; Ohman, Mark D.; Niehoff, Barbara; Möller, Klas O.; Miloslavich, Patricia D.; Lara-Lopez, Ana; Kudela, Raphael M.; Lopes, Rubens M.; Kiko, Rainer; Karp-Boss, Lee; Jaffe, Jules S.; Iversen, Morten H.; Irisson, Jean-Olivier; Fennel, Katja; Hauss, Helena; Guidi, Lionel; Gorsky, Gaby; Giering, Sarah L.C.; Gaube, Peter; Gallager, Scott; Dubelaar, George; Cowen, Robert K.; Carlotti, Francois; Briseño-Avena, Christian; Berline, Léo; Benoit-Bird, Kelly; Bax, Nicholas J.; Batten, Sonia Dawn; Ayata, Sakina-Dorothée; Artigas, Luis Felipe; Appeltans, Ward. 2019. Globally Consistent Quantitative Observations of Planktonic Ecosystems. Frontiers in Marine Science. (Abstract) (Online version)
"PEGASuS: Designing the observing system for the world’s ocean from microbes to whales" is project ID: 12798