It also highlighted that the “Exploration and understanding of key elements of the changing ocean including its physical, chemical and biological components and interactions with the atmosphere and cryosphere are essential, particularly under a changing climate”.

The AIR Centre will foster the development of impactful, affordable and collaborative data collection infrastructures and data visualization tools supported by satellite data, in-situ observations, assimilative modelling and artificial intelligence and will stimulate the deployment of collaborative nanosatellite constellations, marine robotics, oceanographic vessels, and autonomous systems to collect, store and share open data.