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Principles of the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) capacity building
Holland, G.L.; Nowlin, W. (Ed.) (2001). Principles of the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) capacity building. GOOS Report, 69. IOC Information Documents, 1158. i, 10 + annexes pp.
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  • Holland, G.L., editor
  • Nowlin, W., editor

    This document sets out the context for the capacity building needed to enable all countries to participate in, contribute to and benefit from GOOS. Building self-sustaining capacity requiers a paradigm shift-to thinking and acting in partnership, in a intergrated and fully comprehensive way, and for the long term. The Principles for GOOS Capacity Building are that its programme will: - focus on increasing national participation in GOOS activities and on improving operational oceanographic and related services to users and people of all countries;- emphasize the development of local expertise for advising policy-makers about sustainable development of marine resources and preservation of the marine environment;- be tailored to the requirements of targeted countries or regions;- actively involve the community in the recipient country;- capitalise on regional cooperation to maximize resources, to encourage mutually beneficial activities between countries with similar requirements, and to establish robust regional systems;- pay attention to the interaction between local, regional and global systems, without which the full benefits of GOOS cannot be achieved;- be sustainable, through the forging of partnerships between the donor and the recipient organizations or countries;- entrain the support of governments, international organizations, the private sector, and other donors;- create awareness in the minds of the public and policy makers so as to raining national and international support;- maintain consistent goals over a long term;- measure how effective each mission is in meeting its goals.

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