GOOS Regional Forum V

3 – 6 Oct 2011, Sopot, Poland

Fifth GOOS Regional Alliance Forum, will be held on Oct. 3, alongside the EuroGOOS Conference in Sopot Poland, Oct. 4-6, 2011. The GRF Council will meet Oct. 3, just before the conferences. The EuroGOOS Conference will focus on Sustainable Operational Oceanography relating to activities of systematic routine measurements of the seas, oceans and marine atmosphere. Progress made since EuroGOOS V in Exeter UK, 2008 in developing products, real-time interpretation and dissemination of the information will be reported. In conjunction with the Conference a meeting of the chairs of the GOOS Regional Alliances will be held. A session highlighting advances in the GRAs will be held during the Conference, while the forum of GRA chairs will discuss global cooperation between the GRAs, on Oct. 3th. The Coastal GOOS Module has been planned and discussed for many years. In parallel, coastal observing systems have been developed successfully in many areas. We know rather well what is required and possible at regional level. What does a global scale coastal system require? How can we at the regional scale contribute to and benefit from a GOOS Coastal Module? I believe we have an important meeting ahead. We will not solve everything, far from that, but we might get the ball rolling. 1) The business part of the GRFV on 3 October according to the agenda below, hosted by the Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Science, Sopot (located near the conference hotel). 2) The presentations describing activities in the different GRAs planned as a special session of the EuroGOOS Conference, on the morning of 5 October. If you have not already done so, please register on the conference site and inform the EuroGOOS Office by sending an email to


The meeting in Sopot on Monday will start at 09.00 and will be held at the Institute of Oceanology of the Polish Academy of Science, Powstancow Warszawy 55, 81-712 Sopot, Poland.

If you are staying at the Hotel Haffner then it is just a short walk, as shown by the small blue "b" icon on the google map found under the conference venue and hotels menu item on the web site.

In the evening you are all welcome to attend the icebreaker for the EuroGOOS Conference. The icebreaker will also be held at the Institute of Oceanology.

Sixth EuroGOOS Conference:
EuroGOOS Web:



Organisers and Staff

Mr. Hans Dahlin
Dr Thomas Gross
Dr Thomas Gross
Ms Simonetta Secco

Update on Status of GOOS (Chair of I-GOOS board and GPO)


Next Forum


Possible new tasks for GOOS Regional Council.


Post Oceanobs09 Framework for Ocean Observations (Task Team co-chair)


iterim GOOS Steering Committee: Strengthening and Streamlining GOOS Resolution


Review of Membership of the GOOS Regional Council


Next steps




Election of next Chair of the GOOS Regional Council

Report Documents

Code Title
GOOS-192 The 5th Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) Regional Alliances Forum (GRF V)

Agenda Documents

Agenda Code Title
3 GOOS-193 Requirements for Global Implementation of the Strategic Plan for Coastal GOOS
3 GRFV Requirements for Global Implementation of the Strategic Plan for Coastal GOOS
4 IOC/INF-1284 A Framework for Ocean Observing
4 GRFV A Framework for Ocean Observing
5 GRFV GOOS Strengthening and Streamlining GOOS

Event Documents

Code Title
GRFV Advances towards an Operational Ocean Observing System in Africa
GRFV Black Sea Global Ocean Observing Sysem
GRFV EuroGOOS GRA V presentation
GRFV GOOS Regional Alliance for South-East Pacific
GRFV IMOS - A national perspective from Australia
GRFV The GOOS Regional Alliance for the IOCARIBE Region
GRFV GOOS development in the Mediterranean Sea
GRFV The Report of NEAR-GOOS at GRAs-V Forum
GRFV Regional Alliance in Oceanography for the Upper Southwest and Tropical Atlantic (OCEATLAN)
GRFV Pacific Islands GOOS Ocean Observing for Small Island States
GRFV Requirements for Global Implementation of the Strategic Plan for Coastal GOOS
GRFV A Framework for Ocean Observing
GRFV GOOS Strengthening and Streamlining GOOS
GRFV WMO Priorities and GOOS Regional Alliances

Participant Stats:

Staff and organisers 4
Confirmed 19
Not Confirmed 1
Not-participating 0
Total 24
Groups: GOOS, IOC
Created at 10:20 on 14 May 2010 by Dr Thomas Gross
Last Updated at 14:57 on 7 November 2011 by Dr Thomas Gross
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