OBAMA-NEXT will develop innovative tools to monitor and describe marine organisms, from microbes to mammals, and ecosystem services across different habitat types in European coastal and marine waters. This will require an overarching approach to identify relevant and needed information products, as well as their validation and applicability, to ensure spatial coherence across organism groups. This also requires a broad project team, including specialists of specific organisms and habitats, ecosystem dynamics, and functioning scientists capable of developing algorithms and models. Therefore, close collaboration between every partner will be essential to the successful completion of OBAMA-NEXT.​