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Recent publications by the GOOS community. Including Briefs for Policy Makers, Standards and Best Practices.

TEOS2010thumbThe International Thermodynamic Equation of Seawater - 2010: A scientific summary for policy makers.

This booklet describes the new standards for interpretation of salinity, temperature and pressure of seawater to derive fundamental quantities such as density, speed of sound, heat capacity of seawater. 

ArcticFrontCover100"Services to society from a sustained ocean observing system"  Peter Bates and Keith Alverson, IOC.

Vulnerability in the Arctic Ocean is increasing. Its environment and peoples are under growing stress from climate change, industrial development and increasing accessibility.  Never has accurate information been more important, yet at present we know very little about the Arctic Ocean.

Download PDF  Available in English, French, Russian and Greenlandic

troubledwatersgoosthumbTwo long time contributors to the GOOS, Peter Dexter and Colin Summerhayes, have created an eloquent summary of the purpose and need for a GOOS.  This is a chapter of the recently published book, "Troubled Waters: Ocean Science and Governance" edited by David Pugh and Geoff Holland.