Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS)

Système mondial d'observation de l'océan
Sistema Mundial de Observación de los Océanos

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1992-02 Paris France


Feb 1992, Paris (France), at first intergovernmental meeting. Memorandum of Understanding signed, 1993, by E-XE1118 - Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), H-XA1752 - International Council for Science (ICSU), B-XB3556 - World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and E-XE4161 - UNEP. As of 2005, oceanographic component of Global Earth Observing System of Systems (GEOSS).


Collect comprehensive information on properties and variability of the Earth's ocean system as basis for monitoring and forecasting its state under changing conditions; assist in detection of climate change and assessing its impact; provide a basis for development of national and international policies for resource management and coastal development and management, for assessing and preserving the health of the ocean and for promoting related capacity building in ocean science and its application; using already existing scientific research networks, gather, store and exploit data with a view to arriving at practical decisions concerning climate and ocean resources including fish and other living matter.


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Steering Committee. Essential ocean Variables Panels: Ocean Observations Panel for Climate (OOPC); Biogeochemistry Panel; Biology and Ecology Panel. Implemented by: Regional Alliances E-XE3456 - Joint WMO-IOC Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM); F-XE6957 - International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE); Programme Office (GPO); Regional Ocean Observation Systems (ROOS) and Regional Coastal Ocean Observation Systems (RCOOS). GRAs (12): E-XE2709 - European Global Ocean Observing System (EuroGOOS); E-XJ9243 - Mediterranean Oceanography Network for the Global Ocean Observing System (MONGOOS); 'Black Sea GOOS'; 'IO-GOOS (Indian Ocean GOOS)'; 'NEAR-GOOS (North-East Asian Region GOOS)'; F-XF6249 - Pacific Islands GOOS (PI-GOOS); 'IOCARIBE-GOOS (Caribbean Region GOOS)'; E-XJ4234 - Global Ocean Observing System for Africa (GOOS Africa); 'USA GOOS'; 'Southeast Asian GOOS (SEA-GOOS)'; 'OCEATLAN'; E-XE4614 - GOOS Regional Alliance for the South East Pacific (GRASP); 'IMOS Australian Integrated Marine Observing System'.


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GOAL 14: Life Below Water



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