GOOS is a permanent global system for observations, modelling 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.
The GOOS Watch are updated articles about developing GOOS data in the news. Marine environmental conditions and social impacts are changing everyday and Real-time Ocean measurements are now able to spot the trends.
This month we are distributing a new communication tool for GOOS, The GOOS UPDATE. This will be a quarterly review of recent GOOS activities and information on GOOS accomplishments and goals. Regular features will include statements from the GOOS Steering Committee, GRA activities and calendar of future events.
The GOOS UPDATE for April 2014 is now available, <To view GOOS UPDATE>
The GOOS UPDATE will be emailed to all of our GOOS activity participants, as well as JCOMM participants. If you are not on these lists, but would like to receive future mailings please access our email list for the GOOS UPDATE.
The IOC in Paris is looking for an intern student at Masters/PhD level with a background in marine ecosystem science and policy. The duration of this internship is for 12 weeks from June to September 2014. More information about this internship.
Applications for he Summer School on Application of Ocean and Coastal Data and Modelling Products are now being received.
This programme is organized for marine scientists in Africa, in order to build African capacity to access and utilize meteorological/oceanographic/coastal data from in situ and satellite observations, as well as those generated from ocean models to produce useful services for local use, for a wide variety of human and economic benefit purposes.
have heated up unexpectedly since the year 2000, according to a new study published on May 10, 2013 in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. The study has used Argo profiler data to show that deep ocean waters below 700 meters (2,300 feet) have been warming. The deep ocean warming appears to be unprecedented. Scientists think that changes in surface wind patterns may be partly responsible for driving heat away from the surface layers and into deeper waters.
Magdalena Balmaseda, lead author of the new study, is a scientist affiliated with the European Center for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (ECMRWF). Co-authors of the study included Kevin Trenberth from the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado and Erland Källén from ECMRWF.