INSPIRE Knowledge Base


European Global Ocean Observing System
Mission and Objectives: 
To further the development of Operational Oceanography in the European Sea areas and adjacent oceans
Formal Mandate: 
EuroGOOS is an association of Agencies who have signed an inter-agency agreement
* Advancing European operational oceanography in GOOS * Promoting development of European regional and local operational oceanography, taking into account the Modules of GOOS for the Coastal Zone, Health of the Ocean, Living Marine Resources, Climate, and Ocean Services. * Promoting development of common European operational data procedures and services, including data quality control and data management for operational oceanography. * Promoting research and pre-operational research which will solve problems relating to operational oceanography. * Promoting pilot studies in GOOS operations, local, regional, or global. * Promoting development of common European operational oceanographic services and products of maximum value to European Governments and Agencies, furtherance of European industries and service companies, and the protection of the environment and health in the European coastal and shelf seas
1. Management Unit of the North Sea Mathematical Models (MUMM), Belgium 2. Department of Fisheries and Marine Research, Cyprus 3. Danish Meteorological Institute, Denmark 4. Royal Danish Administration of Navigation and Hydrography, Denmark 5. Finnish Institute of Marine Research, Finland 6. Ifremer, France 7. Mercator Océan, France 8. Météo France, France 9. Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH), Germany 10. Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Greece 11. Marine Institute, Ireland 12. Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Italy 13. Ente per le Nuove Tecnologie, l'Energia e l'Ambiente (ENEA), Italy 14. Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorolologisch Instituut (KNMI), Netherlands 15. National Institute for Coastal and Marine Management (RIKZ), Rijkswaterstaat, Netherlands 16. NWO Earth and Life Sciences Council, Netherlands 17. Institute of Marine Research, Bergen, Norway 18. Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center, Norway 19. Norwegian Meteorological Institute (, Norway 20. Institute of Meteorology and Water Management (IMWM), Maritime Branch, Poland 21. Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland 22. Maritime Institute Gdansk, Poland 23. Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring (Roshydromet), Russia 24. Instituto Español de Oceanografia (IEO), Spain 25. Puertos del Estado, Spain 26. Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI), Sweden 27. Institute of Marine Sciences, Middle East Technical University (IMS METU), Turkey 28. Environment Agency (EA), United Kingdom 29. Met Office, United Kingdom 30. Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), United Kingdom

Which role(s) do you foresee for the SDIC in INSPIRE development

  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • allocate experts to Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • participate in the review process
  • yes
  • contribute to cost/benefit analysis of the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • implement pilot projects to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • collect and describe user requirements related to Environmental policies
  • yes
  • contribute to awareness raising and training
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
    Geographic Domain
    European seas
    Societal Sector
    Government agencies working together
    Specific Expertise
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development
    EuroGOOS has been established since 1994 and has regional task teams for each sea area, encouraging the riparian countries to work together and share data.
    Primary Business
    EuroGOOS is an Association, not a business