Global Ocean Observing System (IOC/GOOS)
The Global Ocean Observing System (IOC/GOOS) was created in 1991 and implemented the following year in accordance with “Agenda 21” agreed at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development ( Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). GOOS is a unified international network aiming at acquiring, integrating and distributing important information on the world oceans and seas.
Japan contributes to enrich GOOS data (meteorological observations, oceanographic measures, etc.) thanks to the work, among others, of the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), the Japan Coast Guard (JCG), the Japan Oceanographic Data Centre (JODC), the Japan Marine Science and Technology Centre (JAMSTEC), the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). Japan also contributes to the International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) which was created in 1961 and works in close collaboration with other IOC programmes, among which GOOS.
IODE "International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange" (IODE)
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