EUROGOOS

European Global Ocean Observing System

Short name: EuroGOOS
Contact name:  Patrick Gorringe
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EuroGOOS AISBL (European Global Ocean Observing System) is an International Non-Profit Association of 39 national governmental agencies and research organisations from 19 EU countries, committed to European-scale operational oceanography (OO) within the context of IOC/GOOS.

Founded in 1994, EuroGOOS works in the collective interest of its members, to improve the quality and cost effectiveness in the production of OO services at national, regional and pan-European, as well as global levels. The establishment of regional systems (ROOS) and strong cooperation within these enable the involvement of many more regional partners and countries in the promotion and development of OO. Through its Working Groups, EuroGOOS develops strategies, priorities and standards in order to establish a concerted European approach to the development of OO to the benefit of sustainable blue growth. Furthermore, EuroGOOS coordinates operational networks of European observing platforms, EuroGOOS Task Teams. Task Teams promote scientific synergy and technological collaboration among European observing infrastructures. Task Team members exchange open source tools, collaborate in areas of common interest, and jointly make European data available to the EuroGOOS ROOS regional data portals.

EuroGOOS has had a strong involvement in the establishment of the concept of EOOS – an integrated and operational European Ocean Observing System. The EuroGOOS Conference, organized every three years, is a milestone in OO, providing a forum for international scientific experience sharing.

Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

WP1, contributor task 1.3 and 1.4, WP3, contributor task 3.2, WP5, Co-lead, task leader 5.3 and 5.8, contributor task 5.5, WP8, co-lead task 8.7

Relevant Projects- previous and existing

EMODnet, in particular EMODnet Physics, MyOcean, JERICO, SeaDataNet

Address

European Global Ocean Observing System

Avenue Louise 231

1050, Brussels

Belgium