The OOPC mandate is to:
- Develop recommendations for a sustained global ocean observing system, in support of WCRP, GOOS, and GCOS climate objectives, including recommendations for phased implementation
- Help develop a process for ongoing evaluation and evolution of the observing system and its recommendations
- Support global ocean observing activities through liaison and advocacy for the agreed observing plans
- Provide advice on scientific requirements to the Joint WMO‐IOC Technical Commission on Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM), which is responsible for the coordination of implementation of platform‐based observing system components
For further information, see OOPC Work Plan 2013-2018, including annual updates.