Deadline: 14 Jul 2024

Published: 11 Jun 2024

Contact: GOOS

Closing date: 14 July 2024

The Biology and Ecosystems Expert Panel (BioEco Panel) is one of three panels providing scientific advice and expertise to GOOS on sustained observations of ocean variables across physics, biogeochemistry and marine life. It coordinates 12 BioEco EOVs focused on monitoring key taxa and habitat groups and a cross-disciplinary EOV focused on ocean sound.

To fulfil the Panel’s responsibilities and commitments, two expert members take on voluntary leadership roles within the Panel in relation to each BioEco EOV. Their activities include:

  • Engaging the broad scientific community to progress the development, uptake and implementation of BioEco EOVs within a global observing system.
  • Promoting best practices and data sharing, and regularly reviewing and updating the EOV specifications.
  • Connecting observing networks collecting observations to support the contribution of observations to GOOS systems.
  • Working with the Biology and Ecosystem Panel Executive to progress and contribute to the GOOS 2030 Strategy and goals of the Biology and Ecosystem roadmap.

GOOS is seeking new members to join the Panel as EOV co-leads with expertise in the following fields:

  • Zooplankton ecology.
  • Hard coral reefs with links to the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network.
  • Continental shelf benthic invertebrate ecology.
  • Macroalgal ecology.
  • Sea turtle ecology.
  • Seagrass observations and assessments.
  • Marine Mammal ecology
  • Ocean Sound in relation to quantifying anthropogenic sound and pressures on marine fauna.
  • Marine microbial ecology

Applications from countries within the Southern Hemisphere, Asia and developing nations are encouraged. More information can be found in the link below.

For all inquiries and/or to submit your application, please email