O1: Understand the risks and impacts of climate change on the coastal ocean (WP1).
O2: Understand the interactions of multiple human pressures on coastal habitats and ecosystems services, and the consequences for coastal communities around the world (WP2).
O3: Explore how nature-based and engineering-based marine solutions can contribute towards a net-zero carbon society (WP3).
O4: Develop the concept of the Global Coastal Ocean by synthesizing regional scale understanding to global scale assessments of change (WP4).
In FOCUS we will bring to bear the full range of oceanographic tools to address these pressing issues, including numerical models, satellite remote sensing, field surveys and laboratory work. Extensively we will reanalyse existing data from around the world in novel and innovative ways and we will engage with scientists from many regions (such as South and South East Asia and the Caribbean), to build on existing knowledge, in a spirit of mutual respect and transparency, freely sharing methods and data.