Glossary O

The Environmental Glossary. Letter O +++ Popular Articles: 'Ozone-depleting substance', 'Ozone', 'Organism'

The Objective is the element or statement that an individual or an organization wishes to accomplish and to which their efforts are directed.

An Objective Evidence is a documented statement of fact, other information, or a record, quantitative or qualitative, pertaining to the quality of an item or activity, based on observations, measurements, or tests which can be verified.

An Observation is an assessment that identifies a condition (either positive or negative); when used in observational studies, the measure and record variables of interest.

Deutsch: Belegung / Español: Ocupación / Português: Ocupação / Français: Occupation / Italiano: Occupazione

Occupancy in the environmental context refers to the presence and use of natural spaces or resources by humans, animals, or other organisms. This concept encompasses how land, water bodies, and other ecological niches are inhabited, utilized, and altered by different species, including the impact of human activities on natural habitats and the environment at large.

In the environmental context, an ocean is a large body of saltwater that covers more than 70% of the Earth's surface. Oceans are crucial components of the Earth's ecosystem and play a vital role in regulating the planet's climate, water cycle, and carbon cycle.

Deutsch: Organisation für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung / Español: Organización para la Cooperación y el Desarrollo Económicos / Português: Organização para a Cooperação e Desenvolvimento Económico

OECD, or the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, is an international organization that plays a crucial role in addressing environmental issues on a global scale. Founded in 1961, the OECD consists of member countries committed to promoting economic growth, stability, and improved living standards while also addressing environmental concerns. Its work encompasses a wide range of environmental topics, making it a significant player in shaping international environmental policies and strategies.

The OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials was created in May 1997 during the OECD Council meeting (Paris), Ministers recommended that member states submit to national legislatures legislation to criminalize bribery of foreign public officials.

Off-frame data (thee preferred term is --->auxiliary data.)

- Office of Modeling, Monitoring Systems, and Quality Assurance:

An Office of Modeling, Monitoring Systems, and Quality Assurance (OMMSQA) is the office within EPA's Office of

Oil is a liquid fossil fuel, is formed from layers of buried plants and animals that have been subjected to geologic heat and pressure over a long period of time. The energy that the plants and animals originally obtained from the sun is stored in the Oil in the form of carbon.

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