Related Projects and Programmes

Project or Programme Acronym Description
AtlantOS AtlantOS An international effort to optimize and enhance Integrated Atlantic Ocean Observing Systems.
Chlorophyll Globally Integrated Network ChloroGIN An international network to assess the state of marine, coastal and inland-water ecosystems for the benefit of society; promoting for that purpose in-water observations in synergy with ocean-colour and related satellite observations.
Committee on Earth Observation Satellites CEOS A Panel of Experts on Remote Sensing from Space that serves as the primary forum for international coordination of space-based Earth observations. CEOS Agencies work together to launch multi-agency collaborative missions, and such cooperative efforts have highly benefited users all around the world.
European Marine Board EMB A board that provides a platform for its member organizations to develop common priorities, to advance marine research and to bridge the gap between science and policy, in order to meet future marine science challenges and opportunities.
European network of marine research institutes and stations MARS A network of European marine research institutes and stations.
Future Earth Future Earth A major international research platform providing the knowledge and support to accelerate our transformations to a sustainable world.
GEOTRACES GEOTRACES An international study of marine biogeochemical cycles of trace elements and their isotopes.
Global Ocean Observing System GOOS A permanent global system for observations, modeling and analysis of marine and ocean variables to support operational ocean services worldwide. GOOS provides accurate descriptions of the present state of the oceans, including living resources; continuous forecasts of the future conditions of the sea for as far ahead as possible, and the basis for forecasts of climate change.
GODAE OceanView GODAE OceanView The Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment (GODAE) OceanView aims to accelerate improvement and exploitation of operational ocean forecast
Group on Earth Observations GEO A voluntary partnership of governments and organizations that is working to create a Global Earth Observation System of Systems that will link Earth observation resources world-wide to Societal Benefit Areas.
Group on Earth Observations Coastal Zone Community of Practice CZCP A GEO Community of Practice that brings together scientific and non-scientific experts in an effort to support coastal zone management through utilization of Earth observations and derived products. The CZCP focuses both on research and practical applications related to coastal zone management.
Group on Earth Observations Water Quality Community of Practice GEO Water Quality A Geo Community of practice that aims to develop international water quality information systems based on Earth observations with a focus on the developing world.
Group on High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature GRHSST An international open group for Sea Surface Temperature data producers, users, and scientists.
Indian Ocean Rim Association IORA An organization of 21 Member States and 7 Dialogue Partners that works to encourage and promote projects that are beneficial to the Indian Ocean region.
Integrated Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research IMBER An international project that aims to investigate the sensitivity of marine biogeochemical cycles and ecosystems to global change, on time scales ranging from years to decades.
International Council for Science ICSU A non-governmental organization with a global membership of national scientific bodies (122 Members, representing 142 countries) and International Scientific Unions (31 Members).
International Council for the Exploration of the Sea ICES A global organization that develops science and advice to support the sustainable use of the oceans.
International Maritime Organization IMO The United Nations specialized agency with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution by ships.
International Ocean Carbon Coordination Project IOCCP An international project working towards a sustained global observation network for marine biogeochemistry.
International Ocean Colour Coordinating Group IOCCG An international Committee of experts comprising representatives from both the provider (Space Agencies) and user communities (scientists, managers). The objectives of the IOCCG are to develop consensus and synthesis at the world scale in the subject area of satellite ocean colour radiometry (OCR).
International Oceanographic Commission IOC A United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Commission working to promote international cooperation and to coordinate programmes in research, services and capacity building for ocean and coastal areas.
Joint technical commission for oceanography and marine meteorology JCOMM An intergovernmental body of technical experts that provides a mechanism for international coordination of oceanographic and marine meteorological observing, data management and services, combining the expertise, technologies and capacity building capabilities of the meteorological and oceanographic communities.
Joint Programming Initiative on Healthy Oceans and Seas JPI Oceans JPI Oceans is an intergovernmental coordinating and integrating strategic platform providing a long-term integrated approach to marine and maritime research and technology development
Marine Biodiversity Observation Network MBON The marine biodiversity component of the Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network Initiative.
Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans POGO A forum of directors and leaders of major oceanographic institutions around the world that promotes global oceanography, particularly the implementation of international and integrated global ocean observing systems.
Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research SCOR An international non-governmental non-profit organization that works on promoting international cooperation in planning and conducting oceanographic research, and solving methodological and conceptual problems that hinder research.
Surface Ocean Lower Atmosphere Study SOLAS An international research initiative aiming to understand the key biogeochemical-physical interactions and feedbacks between the ocean and atmosphere.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development OECD An organization that works to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.
World Meteorological Organization WMO An international organization that provides a framework for international cooperation at a global scale for the development of meteorology, climatology and operational hydrology.