European Ocean Observing System

Initiative Type: Projects

Belém Statement Area: Emerging Pollutants

Initiative Location: Austria,Belgium,Bulgaria,Croatia,Cyprus,Czech Republic,Denmark,Estonia,Finland,France,Germany,Greece,Hungary,Ireland,Italy,Latvia,Lithuania,Luxembourg,Malta,Netherlands,Poland,Portugal,Romania,Slovakia,Slovenia,Spain,Sweden

Time Frame: 2016-Ongoing


The European Ocean Observing System (EOOS) is a coordinating framework designed to align and integrate Europe?s ocean observing capacity, promote a systematic and collaborative approach to collecting information on the state and variability of our seas, and underpin sustainable management of the marine environment and its resources. EOOS aims to provide a framework within which European marine observations can be sustained and made available on a continuous basis for applications ranging from real-time services, through ocean health to climate services. EOOS will not take ownership or control of ocean observing in Europe. Rather, EOOS will provide a light and flexible coordinating framework to help manage and improve the existing observing effort, making it more efficient and effective at different geographical scales and for different users.

Contact: Isabel Sousa-Pinto, Centro Interdisciplinar de Investiga?§?£o Marinha e Ambiental

Initiative Website: http://www.eoos-ocean.eu/