EuroGOOS is an International Non-Profit Association of national governmental agencies and research organisations, committed to European-scale operational oceanography within the context of the intergovernmental Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS).

It was founded in 1994 and has today 37 members from 18 European countries providing operational oceanographic services and carrying out marine research. Since February 2013, EuroGOOS is established as an international non-profit organisation in Belgium (EuroGOOS AISBL).

Five regional sea areas, where operational systems are being developed, have been defined: the Arctic (Arctic ROOS), the Baltic (BOOS), the North West Shelf (NOOS), the Ireland-Biscay-Iberian area (IBI-ROOS) and the Mediterranean (MONGOOS). Strong cooperation within these regions, enabling the involvement of many more regional partners and countries, forms the basis of EuroGOOS work, and is combined with high-level representation at European and Global forums.

The EuroGOOS Secretariat is located in Brussels.

More information can be found at

Cooperation between IODE ODP and EuroGOOS has started in the 3rd quarter of 2014 through the EMODNet Physics.


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