D.11.4 - Policy Brief

This document is a joint policy brief prepared by the four projects selected from the OCEAN-2013.2 call: COMMON SENSE – Cost-effective sensors, interoperable with international existing ocean observing systems, to meet EU policies requirements; NeXOS – Next generation, cost effective, compact, multifunctional web enabled ocean sensor systems empowering marine, maritime and fisheries management; SCHeMA – Integrated in situ chemical mapping probes and SenseOCEAN – Marine sensors for the 21st Century. The document includes the new developments (i.e. main project results), a section on data management and standards, including recommendations, and a brief summary of the projects relations with European policy (MSFD) and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).