goos GOOS: Global Ocean Observing System

GOOS is a permanent global system for the observation, modelling and analysis of marine and ocean variables to maintain operational oceanography services worldwide. GOOS provides accurate descriptions of the current condition of oceans, including live resources, ongoing forecasts of future sea conditions with the maximum possible advance, as well as the basis for climate change forecasts.

eurogoos_logo EuroGOOS: European Global Ocean Observing System

EuroGOOS is an international non-profit organisation committed to operational oceanography at European level within the Global Ocean Observation System (GOOS) context. Established in 1994 as an informal association, since February 2013, it has been set up as an international non-profit organisation in Belgium (EuroGOOS AISBL) increasing its efficiency and improving the presence of its members in the EC and other institutions of the UE as well as international bodies.

 IBIROOS IBIROOS: Ireland-Biscay-Iberia Regional Operational Oceanographic System

IBI-ROOS aims to create an Operational Oceanographic organisation operated by members from countries bordering the Iberia-Bay of Biscay-Ireland sea area, co-operating to develop and implement ocean observation systems in the IBI-ROOS area, with operational services and products.

 EUSKOOS_CAST200 EuskOOS: Basque Operational Oceanographic SystemEuskOOS is the operational oceanography system of the Basque coast operated by Euskalmet with the expert advice of AZTI technology centre. This system envisages three purposes:

  • to provide an accurate description of current sea conditions in the Basque coastline;
  • to offer ongoing forecasts of future sea conditions; and
  • to supply ocean-meteorological products to Basque coast users.