There is an ever-present need for the dissemination and uptake of best practices in the multidisciplinary field of ocean observation. However, the complexity of this domain and the diversity of its stakeholders make discovering relevant ocean best practices (OBP) a considerable challenge. The new paradigms of the information age - onboard processors, large memories, access to the internet and ubiquitous cloud resources opens new and significant opportunities to access and use best practices. Working across disciplines, the requirement for a trusted best practice discovery and access system includes: a web-accessible archive location; appropriate vocabularies or ontologies for improving discovery of best practices; and some means for a scientist or engineer to understand the background, provenance (including any certification) and value of a best practice. Best Practices within the System should cover the full value chain from sensors and platforms to modeling and analysis to data management and users.