GOOS
Global Ocean Observing System

7 Place de Fontenoy, Paris, France
Established: 1991
http://www.goosocean.org/
Organisation type: Programme
Geographical scope: Global
Member countries:
Participating countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Congo, The Democratic Republic Of The, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cote D\'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Islamic Republic Of, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea, Republic Of, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niue, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and The Grenadines, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Tuvalu, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic Of, Viet Nam, Yemen
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Organisation’s vision:

A truly global ocean observing system that delivers the essential information needed for our sustainable development, safety, wellbeing and prosperity

Organisation’s mission:

To lead the ocean observing community in growing an integrated, responsive and sustained global observing system.

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

1. Strengthen partnerships, to improve delivery to end users from observations through forecasts, services, and scientific assessments;
2. Build advocacy and visibility for the sustained observing system with stakeholders, including key users and national funders;
3. Regularly evaluate the system to assess fitness-for-purpose;
4. Strengthen knowledge and exchange around value creation from ocean observation, empowering the spread of end user applications at a local level.
5. Provide authoritative guidance on implementation for integrated observing, synthesizing across evolving requirements;
6. Sustain, strengthen and expand observations coordination through GOOS and partner communities, promoting standards and best practice, and developing metrics to measure success;
7. Ensure GOOS ocean observing data and information are findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable; with appropriate quality and latency.
8. Support innovation in observing technologies and networks;
9. Develop capacity to ensure a broader range of stakeholders participate in, and benefit from, GOOS;
10. Extend systematic observations to understand human impacts on the ocean;
11. Play a leading role in establishing effective governance for global in situ and satellite observing, together with partners and stakeholders."

Keywords

Activities

  • Data management, interoperability, sharing, access, open data policies
  • Defining strategies/road maps/priorities for Earth (ocean) observing/science
  • Technical coordination of ocean observing
GOOS
grants observer/participant/member status to
Institut français de recherche pour l’exploitation de la mer Institut français de recherche pour l’exploitation de la mer
GOOS
collaborates with
International Quiet Ocean Experiment International Quiet Ocean Experiment
GOOS
collaborates with
Mercator Ocean International Mercator Ocean International
GOOS
grants observer/participant/member status to
Integrated Marine Observing System Integrated Marine Observing System
GOOS
is sponsored by
International Science Council International Science Council
GOOS
has observer/participant/member status with
Committee on Earth Observation Satellites Committee on Earth Observation Satellites
GOOS
collaborates with
GEO Blue Planet GEO Blue Planet
GOOS
endorses
Ocean Tracking Network Ocean Tracking Network
GOOS
grants observer/participant/member status to
Climate and Ocean – Variability, Predictability, and Change Climate and Ocean – Variability, Predictability, and Change
GOOS
grants observer/participant/member status to
Southern Ocean Observing System Southern Ocean Observing System
GOOS
has observer/participant/member status with
Group on Earth Observations Group on Earth Observations