Ocean Observers - the comic

Journey with Ocean Observers

Discover the thousands of instruments at sea taking the pulse of the ocean!

Follow a new recruit to the ocean observing networks - a communication satellite - on their journey to understand what is happening in our ocean and how we observe and monitor it. You will learn about  marine heatwaves, ocean acidification, sea level rise, and other phenomena.

Meet their colleagues: the glider, the profiling float, the drifting and fixed buoys, the research and merchant ships, the sea level gauge, the high-frequency radar, and even marine mammals!

Find out how all these instruments work together to help understand climate change, monitor ocean health, and support weather predictions and early warnings for hazards and extreme events.

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For more information about each instrument, you can follow up with our fact sheets here:

Learn about observing the ocean