EuroGOOS, the European Global Ocean Observing System
EuroGOOS is an association of national governmental agencies and research organisations, founded in 1994, committed to European-scale operational oceanography within the context of the intergovernmental Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS). EuroGOOS has 34 members, providing operational oceanographic services and carrying out marine research, from 16 European countries.
Six regional sea areas have been defined: the Arctic, the Baltic, the North West Shelf, the Biscay-Iberian area, the Mediterranean, and the Black Sea. 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 Marine forums.