The Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) and its Expert Team on Operational Ocean Forecasting Systems released a new guide titled “Implementing Operational Ocean Monitoring and Forecasting Systems”. This document is a new reference for operational oceanography, prepared by 80 authors and in cooperation with 51 institutions from 18 countries worldwide. EuroGOOS Member Organization Delegates Enrique Alvarez Fanjul and Pierre Bahurel were among the co-editors. The publication was initiated at the request of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of the UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), and funded by GOOS and Mercator Ocean International.
This guide is a unique and comprehensive reference document for the operational ocean modeling community. It covers key areas of ocean monitoring and forecasting systems, focusing on their current state of the art as well as their future developments. The guide aims to promote the development of new marine forecasting systems around the globe as well as advance the implementation of the existing ones. It provides an overview of the entire value chain of the operational ocean monitoring and forecasting systems as well as international standards and best practices for setting up monitoring and forecasting services.
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