GOOS

The Global Ocean Observing System

Initiative Type: Infrastructures

Beleフ[ Statement Area: Climate Variability, Ocean Observation, Emerging Pollutants, Ocean Technology, Ocean Resources, Polar Research

Initiative Location: Afghanistan,Albania,Algeria,Angola,Argentina,Australia,Austria,Azerbaijan,Bahamas,Bangladesh,Barbados,Belgium,Belize,Benin,Brazil,Bulgaria,Cabo Verde,Cameroon,Canada,Chile,China,Colombia,Comoros,Congo,Cook Islands,Costa Rica,Cテ?ツエte dテ「ツ?ツ?Ivoire,Croatia,Cuba,Cyprus,Czech Republic,Democratic Peopleテ「ツ?ツ?s Republic of Korea,Democratic Republic of the Congo,Denmark,Djibouti,Dominica,Dominican Republic,Ecuador,Egypt,El Salvador,Equatorial Guinea,Eritrea,Estonia,Ethiopia,Fiji,Finland,France,Gabon,Gambia,Georgia,Germany,Ghana,Greece,Grenada,Guatemala,Guinea,Guinea Bissau,Guyana,Haiti,Honduras,Iceland,India,Indonesia,Iran,Iraq,Ireland,Israel,Italy,Jamaica,Japan,Jordan,Kazakhstan,Kenya,Kiribati,Kuwait,Lebanon,Libya,Madagascar,Malaysia,Maldives,Malta,Mauritania,Mauritius,Mexico,Monaco,Montenegro,Moroco,Mozambique,Myanmar,Namibia,Nauru,Netherlands,New Zealand,Nicaragua,Nigeria,Niue,Norway,Oman,Pakistan,Palau,Panama,Papua New Guinea,Peru,Philippines,Poland,Portugal,Qatar,Republic of Korea,Romenia,Russia,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,Thailand,Timor-Leste,Togo,Tonga,Trinidad & Tobago,Tunisia,Turkey,Turkmenistan,Tuvalu,Ukraine,United Arab Emirates,United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania,United States of America,Uruguay,Vanuatu,Venezuela,Vietnam,Yemen

Time Frame: 1991-Ongoing

Description:

The Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) is a sustained collaborative system of ocean observations, encompassing in situ networks, satellite systems, governments, UN agencies and individual scientists. We are organized around a series of components undertaking requirements assessment, observing implementation, innovation through projects, and a core team. GOOS utilizes the Framework for Ocean Observing to guide its implementation of an integrated and sustained ocean observing system. This systems approach, designed to be flexible and to adapt to evolving scientific, technological and societal needs, helps deliver an ocean observing system with maximized user base and societal impact. In fact, the Framework guides the path from the science-driven requirements resulting from societal issues, identifying the observations deployment and maintenance needed for the production of impactful and relevant tools to address those issues. To maintain an ocean observing system that is fit-for-purpose, the outputs (publications, products, ocean services) must properly address the issues that drove the original requirements. This system evaluation creates a constant feedback loop such that requirements are always science-driven and informed by societal needs.

Contact: Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

Initiative Website: https://www.goosocean.org/