Global Ocean Observing System
Global Ocean Observing System

Founding Year: 1991

Staff: 17


Toste Tanhua (Co-chair)

It is “an Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC)-led programme” also part of UNESCO. Works towards a “truly global ocean observing system that delivers the essential information needed for our sustainable development, safety, wellbeing and prosperity.”




Global Ocean Observing System contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

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