Baltic Operational Oceanographic System (BOOS)

The Baltic Operational Oceanographic System (BOOS) was formed by the signature of the BOOS Memorandum of Understanding in 2001, with the aim to promote and develop an operational oceanographic infrastructure including routine collection, interpretation and presentation of in situ and satellite data. This information is necessary in order to improve efficiency of marine operations, reduce risks for accidents, optimise monitoring of marine environment and climate, improve assessment of fish stocks and improve foundation of public marine management.

BOOS currently includes 20 member organisations from 10 countries.