By 2030, the European ocean observing community and networks will work seamlessly together to deliver the essential ocean information needed for the sustainable use of our ocean’s resources.
The mission of the European Ocean Observing System (EOOS) is to be a stakeholder driven framework that integrates Europe’s ocean observing communities and facilitates coordinating the multiple organisations operating, supporting and maintaining ocean observing and monitoring infrastructures.
By helping to secure long-term financial investment from multiple stakeholders to create infrastructures that support more sustainable ocean management, we will maximise the value and benefit of European ocean observations. This will lead to improved knowledge and the production of goods and services to benefit society.
As an efficient, fit-for-purpose framework, we will be an integral part of the global ocean and wider earth observing system incorporated into the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) and the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS).