United Nations Agencies (IOC, WMO, UNEP) and the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU) established the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) in 1991. EuroGOOS was established in 1994 as an Association of European national agencies and institutions active in the field of monitoring and forecasting the state of the marine environment. EuroGOOS currently has 30 members in 16 countries and has two thrusts: (1) to foster the collaborative development of local operational systems designed to provide end users in the public and private sectors with environmental information they need about the seas around Europe and in more distant regions where there are special European interests; and (2) to provide a concerted European input to the global monitoring and analysis system which will provide information about the changing state of the open ocean needed by local operational systems wherever they exist.
European Operational Oceanography: Present and Future
The goal of the Conference is to review the progress of operational oceanography during the past three years on both European and global scale, identifying gaps in the current observing and forecasting capacity and plan the next steps towards efficient marine environment predictions.
Proceedings of 3rd EuroGOOS Conference:
Building the European Capacity in Operational Oceanography
(EuroGOOS No. 17. Proceedings of the Athens Conference 2002 / ISBN 0-444-50550-X [Elsevier] )
[2004-01-22] The Proceedings of the 3rd EuroGOOS Conference book has now been sent out to all conference participants. Let us know if you think you should have received a copy but haven't.
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EuroGOOS Office, SMHI, Zweden
Siân Petersson, EuroGOOS Assistant
Tel: +46 11 495 8030
Fax: +46 11 495 8001
EuroGOOS Office Home Page: http://www.eurogoos.org/
algemeen contactpunt voor EuroGOOS NL: RIKZ (contactpersonen: Kees Borst)