GOOS National Focal Points

The National Focal Points are the appropriate contact points in each Member State for affairs regarding the implementation of the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) at national and global levels.
Updated GOOS NFP Terms of Reference (approved by GOOS SC-12).


GOOS Focal Points are nominated via one of three channels: IOC National Focal Point, Head of UNESCO National Commission or Permanent Delegation to UNESCO. Scans of all nominations forms for focal points received to date can be found here.

Member Role Country
Alfonse DUBI
University of Dar es Salaam, Institute of Marine Sciences
National Focal Point 2010 United Republic of Tanzania
Desiderius MASALU
University of Dar es Salaam, Institute of Marine Sciences
United Republic of Tanzania
Francisco Gavidia Medina
Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales de El Salvador (MARN)
El Salvador
Adesina Adegbie
Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research
Nigeria
BANGOURA Kande
Centre de Recherche Scientifique de Conakry Rogbanè
Guinea
Faiza Al-Yamani
Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR)
Kuwait
Pattabhi Rama Rao Eluri
Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services
India
Hartmut Heinrich
Bundesamt fuer Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency)
National Focal Point 2010 Germany
Georges Pichot
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences†
National Focal Point 2010 Belgium
Angora Aman Côte d'Ivoire
Atanas Palazov
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Oceanology
Bulgaria
Bambaye Ould Hamady
Institut Mauritanien de Recherche Océanographique et des Pêches
Mauritania
Pessièzoum ADJOUSSI
Université de Lomé, Centre De Gestion Integrée du Littoral et de Environnement
Togo
Eric Lindstrom
NASA Headquarters
United States of America
Patrick Gorringe
Sveriges meteorologiska och hydrologiska institut
Sweden
Pierre Yves Le Traon
Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer, Ifremer, Centre de Bretagne
France
Keisuke Mizuno
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Research Center for Global Change, Yokohama
National Focal Point 2010 Japan
Emma Giada Matschinske
Brazilian Navy Hydrographic Center, Directorate of Hydrography and Navigation
Brazil
Ashbindu Singh
UNEP Division of Early Warning & Assessment North America
UNEP Focal Point for GOOS, see letter dated 18/05/2011 Kenya
Luminita Buga
National Institute for Marine Research and Development “Grigore Antipa”
Romania
Sebastien Legrand
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Operational Directorate Natural Environment, Belgian Marine Data Centre
Belgium
Helen Joseph
Marine Environmental Data Section (MEDS), Oceans Science Branch (DFO - OSB), Fisheries and Oceans Canada
National Focal Point 2010 Canada
Muna Husain National Focal Point 2010 Kuwait
Mohd Fadzil Mohd Akhir
Institute of Oceanography and Environment
Malaysia
Man Waï RABENEVANANA
Institut Halieutique et de Sciences Marines
National Focal Point 2010 Madagascar
Ivica Vilibic
Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries Croatia
Croatia
Permanent Delegation Malaysia France
Arona Ngari
Cook Islands Meteorological Service
Cook Islands
Nelly Riama
BADAN METEOROLOGI, KLIMATOLOGI, DAN GEOFISIKA
Indonesia
Eddy Hardie Sanchez Benett
Instituto Nacional de Sismologia, Vulcanologia, Meteorologia e Hidrologia.
National Focal Point 2010 Guatemala
Tim Moltmann
Integrated Marine Observing System
Australia
Tijani Bojang
Ministry of Fisheries & Water Resources.
Gambia
Yusuke Sakai
文部科学省
National Focal Point 2010 Japan
Min Thein Thint
Myanmar Naval Hydrographic Centre
National Focal Point 2010 Myanmar
Marcia Helena Carvalho Ramos
Brazilian Navy Hydrographic Center, Directorate of Hydrography and Navigation
National Focal Point 2010 Brazil
Diana Perez National Focal Point 2010 Panama
Kandè BANGOURA
Centre de Recherche Scientifique de Conakry Rogbanè (CERESCOR)††
Guinea
Cossi Georges Epiphane DEGBE
Centre de Recherches Halieutiques et Océanologiques du Bénin
Benin
Amon Kimeli
Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, Headquarter & Mombasa Station
Kenya
Andriantsilavo Rabary
Ministere de la Pêche et de l'Economie Bleue
Madagascar
Henning Wehde
Institute of Marine Research
Norway
Rosalia Santoleri
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Italy
Arulananthan Kanapathipilli Sri Lanka
Bope Bope Lapwong
Centre de Controle et Surveillance de la Pollution Marine
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Laura Lorenzoni
University of South Florida, College of Marine Science
United States of America
Mahmood Rashid Al-Khayari
Public Authority of Civil Aviation
Oman
José Domínguez Viloria
Servicio de Oceanografía, Hidrografía y Meteorología de la Armada
Uruguay
Rahanna Juman
Institute of Marine Affairs
Trinidad and Tobago
Brice Koumba Mabert
Centre National des Données et de l'Information Océanographiques, Gabon
Gabon
Carlos Zuniga
Servicio Hidrográfico y Oceanográfico de la Armada
Chile
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