Established: 1994 (as an association)

Type: Non profit organization (as of 2012)

Membership: 44 Members from 18 European countries. Chair: Dr. Henning Wehde; Vice-Chair: Dr. Holger Brix

Contact: Dr. Inga Lips, Secretary General

Phone: Office: +32 (0) 2 788 76 69; Mobile: +32 (0) 471 88 54 46


EuroGOOS is an international non-profit organization committed to European-scale operational oceanography within the context of the Global Ocean Observing System of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC GOOS).


The activities of the Organization are managed by the Executive Directors Board. The Board is composed of a Chair and six members, appointed at the Annual Meeting. The Secretary General implements policies and decisions, handles external representation, and maintains contact with major European programs.


EuroGOOS shall:

  • Act as the authoritative and competent expert voice of operational oceanography in all European activities.
  • Take the lead in representing and promoting operational marine services in Europe.
  • Improve the observing system for operational oceanography in Europe, and its contribution to global systems.

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