Objective1) Establish European leadership in a cooperative design of Integrated Atlantic Ocean Observing System (IAOOS).
Objective 2) Enhance the readiness of ship-based and autonomous platform observing networks so they become sufficiently mature for long-term sustainability.
Objective 3) Support Atlantic observing communities within existing networks observing EOVs including international expertise in the design and development, operation and maintenance of IAOOS networks, and disseminate best practices, harmonizing data processing and quality control procedures.
Objective 4) Close the gap between continental shelf and deep ocean observing networks.
Objective 5) Showcase the power of integrated trans-Atlantic observing to provide information necessary to cope with global challenges such as climate change, increased pressures on natural resources, and global-scale hazards.
Objective 6) Create a step change in the observing system performance by innovation of sensors and instruments available for IAOOS and hence reduce data gaps and cost of collection.
Objective 7) Provide new information products in several societal benefit areas (i.e. climate, disasters, ecosystems, health and fresh water) including increased safety for offshore activities and coastal communities.
Objective 8) Improve systems evaluation by providing quantitative and near-real-time information on the technical performance of the IAOOS networks and their timely data delivery.
Objective 9) Develop a results-oriented dialogue with key stakeholder communities.
Objective 10) Engage a wide range of interested organizations and individuals over the course of AtlantOS.
Objective 11) Enable free and open access to all data.