International scientific organization

EUROGOOS - European Global Ocean Observing System

EuroGOOS is an Association of Agencies, founded in 1994, to promote the GOOS's goals and in particular the development of operational oceanography in the European seas and adjacent oceans. EuroGOOS regularly provides information to the IOC-WMO-UNEP Committee for GOOS (I-GOOS), and to the GOOS Steering Committee (GSC). EuroGOOS is based on the full recognition of the importance of existing systems in the field of research and operational oceanography at national and European level. EuroGOOS now has 33 Members in 17 European countries. The Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) is an international program that prepares the global permanent observation, modeling and analysis of ocean variables necessary to support ocean operating services whenever they are undertaken worldwide. GOOS is supported by the following UN Agencies:

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC)

World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)

International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU)

GOOS was launched at the Second World Climate Conference in 1990. It supplies the ocean component to the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS). EuroGOOS members cooperate to establish a common European approach for the following purposes:

  • Identify European priorities for operational oceanography;
  • promote the development of scientific, technological and computational systems for operational oceanography and its implementation, identifying the economic and social benefits of operational oceanography;
  • contribute to the international programming of GOOS and its implementation, promoting it at national, European and world level.

EuroGOOS activities are designed to collaborate and maximize the benefits of ongoing activities by promoting their integration into the GOOS structure.


Secretariat, Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
Folkborgsv 1 - SE-60 Norrkkoping Sweden
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Istituto di Scienza dell Atmosfera e del Clima - c/o Area della Ricerca di Roma 2 - Tor Vergata
Via del Fosso del Cavaliere 100 - 00133 Roma
Phone number: 06 49934576

Substitute delegate


Istituto per l 'Ambiente Marino Costiero - c/o International Marine Centre, Fondazione Onlus
Località Sa Mardini - 09072 Torregrande OR


Last update: 25/01/2020