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lonelyfishflickrbox The ocean has many impacts on human life, through its central place in many human activities, but also through its role within the climate system. Ocean observations are needed to help us understand, manage and prepare for those impacts. Read more

1 float preparation 300 The Framework for Ocean Observing guides observations to produce impactful data and relevant tools to address societal challenges. Read more.

The GOOS brings together people with diverse skills and from around the world to collaborate on an efficient and impactful observing system. Read more.

The observing system is composed of a variety of cutting edge observing efforts, following up-to-date standards and methods. Read more.

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The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO releases its corporate brochure

The newly released IOC corporate brochure highlights IOC’s leading role in the sustainable management of our oceans, in part thanks to GOOS’ coordination efforts. The brochure explains the importance and the benefits of the intergovernmental coordination, along with the role played by GOOS in that process to establish climate and weather forecasts.



POGO-SCOR Visiting Fellowship 2017 Programme

The Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans (POGO) is pleased to announce the POGO-SCOR Visiting Fellowship programme for 2017 is open for applications.
The deadline for applications is 7 April 2017.

SAHFOS Marine Phytoplankton Taxonomy Workshop

The Sir Alister Foundation for Ocean Science (SAHFOS) is pleased to annouce they will be running the 4th International Marine Phytoplankton Taxonomy Workshop on 3 July - 14 July 2017 in Plymouth, United Kingdom.

An introductory workshop and aimed at those working in the marine phytoplankton field. Classification and taxonomy of the major marine microalgal groups will be covered in this interactive workshop.

Application deadline is 10 February 2017.