GOOS conforms to the methodology of the Framework for Ocean Observing, but actions are executed through international collaboration of a diverse collection of scientific experts across the world. Recognizing the need of capacity development to assure that all nations can participate in GOOS, an active capacity development programme is also an essential element of the GOOS.
Fostering and facilitating international collaboration for collective benefit.
Building and maintaining collaborative teams of global experts with diverse expertise.
Developing ocean observing community capacity by supporting regional to global systems.