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IOC-WMO-UNEP-ICSU Steering Committee of the Global Observing System (GOOS) Seventh session 26-29 April 2004 Brest, France
IOC/UNESCO (2004). IOC-WMO-UNEP-ICSU Steering Committee of the Global Observing System (GOOS) Seventh session 26-29 April 2004 Brest, France. GOOS Report, 142. IOC Reports of Meetings of Experts and Equivalent Bodies. 34, V annexes pp.
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GOOS Report. UNESCO, more
IOC Reports of Meetings of Experts and Equivalent Bodies. UNESCO: Paris, more

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Abstract
    The 7th session of the GOOS Steering Committee, meeting in Brest, France, from 26-29 April 2004, addressed GOOS developments, progress with the design activities of the Ocean Observations Panel for Climate and the Coastal Ocean Observations Panel,and progress in implementing GOOS through the Joint Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology. Considerable progress is being made in implementing GOOS at the global and regional levels, especially through GOOS Regional Alliances. Good progress is being made in implementing the Argo profiling float programmee and the Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment. A coastal GOOS Implementation Plan is expected shortly. GOOS Regional offices are performing well. The Panel paid particular attention to new developments in operational oceanography, which were introduced through a set of presentations from operators. More attention needs to be given in future to the practical implementation of GOOS and the creation of GOOS products. An economic case for GOOS needs to be built by economists to underpin the call for additional resources from government. GOOS is a key element of the Intergrated Global Observing Strategy shared with the space agencies, and is poised to make a significant contribution to the design of a 10 year plan for Earth Observations. A new Director for the GOOS Office is expected to be appointed within a few months.

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