EOOS’ Vision is of a European Ocean Observing System that is sustained and meets
the specific needs of users. The Strategy 2023-2027 sets out the direction of EOOS’ development towards this in the coming period as it transitions from a successful initiation stage of networking and structuring towards a sustained operational phase with concerted implementation activities.
EOOS’ Mission is to coordinate and integrate European communities and organisations operating, supporting and maintaining ocean observing infrastructures and activities, fostering collaboration and innovation.
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).