EuroGOOS
European Global Ocean Observing System

Avenue Louise 367, 1000 Brussels, Bruxelles, Belgium
Established: 1994
http://eurogoos.eu/
Organisation type: Non-governmental organisation
Geographical scope: Regional
Member countries: Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
Participating countries: Cyprus, Egypt, Iceland, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Montenegro, Morocco, Russian Federation, Turkey
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Organisation’s vision:

EuroGOOS identifies priorities, enhances cooperation and promotes the benefits of operational oceanography to ensure sustained observations are made in Europe’s seas underpinning a suite of fit-for-purpose products and services for marine and maritime end-users.

Organisation’s mission:

EuroGOOS is the European component of the Global Ocean Observing System of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC GOOS). EuroGOOS Secretariat is located in Brussels, serving 44 members and supporting five regional systems in Europe (EuroGOOS ROOS).

EuroGOOS working groups, networks of observing platforms (task teams), and regional systems (ROOS), provide fora for cooperation, unlock quality marine data and deliver common strategies, priorities and standards. These many EuroGOOS networks work towards integrated, sustained and fit-for-purpose European ocean observing, underpinning the European Ocean Observing System framework.

Organisation’s objectives (if different from the Mission):

In dialogue with the research communities, industries, ocean users and policy and decision-makers, EuroGOOS works to:
- Identify European priorities for operational oceanography;
- Promote operational oceanography and the development of underpinning science and technology at regional and global scales;
- Foster cooperation at regional and global scales, including the establishment, recognition, support and coordination of Regional Operational Oceanographic Systems;
- Promote and coordinate the development of commonly available, operational, observation and model-based, products and services;
- Ensure coordination of the European contribution to sustained ocean observing systems necessary to meet the requirements for all marine-related purposes, including research, operational oceanography, and regular assessments of the state of our seas and oceans.

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Activities

  • Advocating for Earth (ocean) observations
  • Data management, interoperability, sharing, access, open data policies
  • Defining strategies/road maps/priorities for Earth (ocean) observing/science
EuroGOOS
collaborates with
International Hydrographic Organization International Hydrographic Organization
EuroGOOS
grants observer/participant/member status to
Met Office Met Office
EuroGOOS
collaborates with
Mercator Ocean International Mercator Ocean International
EuroGOOS
collaborates with
Integrated Marine Observing System Integrated Marine Observing System
EuroGOOS
is endorsed by
Global Ocean Observing System Global Ocean Observing System
EuroGOOS
collaborates with
GEO Blue Planet GEO Blue Planet