Implementation at the European and Regional Scales
- N.C. Flemming, EuroGOOS, Room 014/12, Southampton Oceanography Centre, Empress Deck, Southampton, SO14 3ZH, UK
- S. Vallerga, EuroufficioARIGE, Via de Marini 6, I-16146 Genova, Italy
- N. Pinardi, University - Corso di Scienze Ambientali, P.zale Kennedy 12, Palazzo Rasponi, I-48100 Ravenna, Italy
- H.W.A. Behrens, EuroGOOS - NL, National Institute for Coastal and Marine Management/RIKZ, Kortenaerkade 1, The Hague, The Netherlands
- G. Manzella, ENEA Marine Environment Research Centre, P.O. Box 224, I-19100 La Spezia, Italy
- David Prandle, Proudman Oceanographic Bidston Observatory, Bidston, Prenton CH43 7RA, UK
- J.H. Stel, NWO/ALW, Postbus 93120, 2509 AC The Hague, The Netherlands
The Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) is an international programme for a permanent global framework of observations, modelling and analysis of ocean variables that are needed to support operational services around the world. The EuroGOOS strategy has two streams: the first is to improve the quality of marine information in European home waters, and the second is to collaborate with similar organisations in other continents to create a new global ocean observing and modelling system that will provide the open ocean forecasts needed to achieve the best possible performance by local marine information services everywhere.
EuroGOOS held its second international conference in The Hague in 1999. Here, the operational services already in place in the EuroGOOS regions were presented and evaluated. In addition, a "Forward Look" was presented, with targets for the next 5-10 years.
The proceedings of the first EuroGOOS conference were published by Elsevier in the EOS Series No. 62 Editors: Stel et al, ISBN 0-444-82892-3.
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