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  Resource Id: urn:geoss:csr:resource:urn:uuid:8d0a1c78-b299-468a-aee9-c1f488ab5cf2
  Name: Global Ocean Observing System
  Abbreviation: GOOS
  Description: GOOS is a global system of international cooperation for: sustained observations of the oceans; generation of oceanographic products and services; and, interaction between research, operational, and user communities. GOOS is designed to: monitor, understand and predict weather and climate; describe and forecast the state of the ocean, including living resources; improve management of marine and coastal ecosystems and resources; mitigate damage from natural hazards and pollution; protect life and property on coasts and at sea; and, enable scientific research. GOOS is implemented by member states via their government agencies, navies and oceanographic research institutions, working together in a wide range of thematic panels and regional alliances.
  GEO Member or Participating Organisation :
GOOS : Global Ocean Observing System
ICSU : International Council for Science
IOC : Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
UNEP : United Nations Environment Programme
WMO : World Meteorological Organization
  Responsible Organisation: GOOS Project Office Director
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  Contact Name: Keith Alverson
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