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Report of the GOOS review panel on the structure, mandates and modus operandi of GOOS, March 2002
Mason, P.; Asanuma, I.; Field, J.; Radhakrishnan, K. (2003). Report of the GOOS review panel on the structure, mandates and modus operandi of GOOS, March 2002. GOOS Report, 128. IOC Information Documents, 1185. 28 + annexes pp.
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  • Mason, P.
  • Asanuma, I.
  • Field, J.
  • Radhakrishnan, K.

    The Global Ocean System (GOOS) is by far the largest and most complex of the scientific and technical programmes led by the Intergovernmental Oceanagraphic Commission (IOC).In order to ensure that projects of this magnitude are being appropriately managed and are moving in the right direction, it is custom and practice to review them at regular intervals to assist them to maintain focus, efficiency and effectiveness in changing times. Bearing in mind that the mandate for GOOS was first set out formally in March 1991 by the IOC Assembly at its sixteenth session (Resolution XVI-8), that the Intergovernmental Committee for GOOS (I-GOOS) held it first session in February 1993, that the implementation for GOOS was considered to have begun with the inauguration of the GOOS Initial Observing Systelm in 1998, and that the first review of GOOS had been made in 1996 and presented to the third session of I-GOOS in june 1997 (Document I-GOOS-III/20), it seemed timely to review the activity again.In response to a recommendation by the GOOS Steering Committee (GSC) at its fourth session (Chile, March 2001), which was endorsed by the Fifth Session of I-GOOS (Paris, June 2001), the Twenty-first Session of the IOC Assembly decided (Resolution XXI-7) in July 2001 that a review of the organizational structure of GOOS should be carried out by an external independent Review Group during 2002, and repeated every 5 years. This document is the report and recommendations of that Review Group, as presented to the Twenty-second Assembly of the IOC (24 June- 4 July 2003).

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