Intergovernmental Committee for the Global Ocean Observing System (I-GOOS)

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History

1992, Paris (France), as the IOC Committee for GOOS (resolution EX-XXV 3), by IOC Executive Council during the 25th Session, in order to replace, inter alia, the Committee on Ocean Processes and Climate. Serves as the recognized forum for discussion of Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) among governments. Has been referred to as Joint IOC-WMO-UNEP Committee for the Global Ocean Observing System -- Comité COI-OMM-PNUE pour le Système mondial d'observation de l'océan. Ceased to exist 31 Dec 2011, by Resolution XXVI-8 of IOC Assembly.

Aims

Promote, coordinate, implement and manage the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS).

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Activities

Identifies resources needed for GOOS and the means for obtaining them; develops and updates plans for, initiates implementation stages and monitors the progress of GOOS; develops such plans on the advice of the GOOS Technical and Scientific Advisory Panel and other scientific and technical groups as appropriate; maintains liaison with related research projects as input to the design of GOOS and helps GOOS respond to research needs; is responsible for the representation of GOOS at meetings of other bodies. Committee initially met annually in alternating Plenary and Planning Session, until 1997; currently meets in Plenary Session every 2 years (always in Paris); Planning Session has been subsumed with GOOS Steering Committee.

Structure

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Languages

English, French, Russian, Spanish.

Staff

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Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 0 countries
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Type I Classification

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Type II Classification

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Subjects *

  • Oceanography
    • Oceanography
  • Research, Standards
    • Inspection, Tests
  • Government
    • Intergovernmental
  • Cybernetics
    • Systems

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

E3162

Last News Received

24. Aug 2011
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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