The 2010 edition of the Oceanology International Exhibition was the setting for a large exhibition featuring GOOS programs and information about GOOS partnerships with the European Environment Agency and the European Space Agency. Displays of the eleven GOOS Regional Alliances and two significant Regional Ocean Observing Systems (IMOS and IOOS) provided information about the manifestation of GOOS into regional and coastal areas. View photos here.
The Copenhagen Climate Change Conference in 2009 (COP15) lifted climate change policy to a new level. Nearly 115 world leaders attended this conference, making it one of the largest gatherings of global principals outside UN headquarters in New York. More than 40,000 people, representing governments, nongovernmental organizations, intergovernmental organizations, faith-based organizations, media and UN agencies applied for accreditation.
GOOS was represented at COP15 with an exhibit booth providing information and several recent publications, including the GOOS Summary for Policy Makers. GCOS and GTOS were also represented, with many GCOS publications and information papers available for distribution.
Cape Town, South Africa
The GEO Cape Town Ministerial Summit provided an opportunity for (1) ministers to be informed on the early progress made in implementation of the GEOSS and against the GEO 10-Year Implementation Plan; (2) bringing emerging priorities to the attention of the ministers; and (3) engaging the commitment of Ministers to endorse The Declaration of Cape Town. At this summit, GOOS unveiled the first of ten display booths, constructed for GOOS and Ocean United outreach efforts.