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Executive board of the IOC-WMO-UNEP Intergovernmental committee for the Global Ocean Observing System (I-GOOS Board-I), first session, 9 – 10 March 2006, Paris, France
(2006). Executive board of the IOC-WMO-UNEP Intergovernmental committee for the Global Ocean Observing System (I-GOOS Board-I), first session, 9 – 10 March 2006, Paris, France. IOC Reports of Meetings of Experts and Equivalent Bodies. GOOS Report, 153. i, 9 pp.
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    Marine

Abstract
    The 1st session of the Board of the IOC-WMO-UNEP Intergovernmental Committee for the Global Ocean Observing System (I-GOOS Board), was held in Paris, France, from 9-10 March 2006. The Board agreed to interim Terms of Reference governing its activities while recognizing that these Terms of Reference must be considered, amended as required, and endorsed by the full Intergovernmental Committee for GOOS (I-GOOS) at its next meeting pursuant to IOC resolution XXIII-5. The Board endorsed the program and budget of the GOOS project office for the 2006-2007 biennium noting its consistency with both IOC resolution XXIII-16 on program and budget as well as the program and budget agreed by I-GOOS VII. The Board discussed planning for the 3rd Forum of the GOOS Regional Alliances (GRAs) to be held in Cape Town in November 2006. The Board endorsed the proposed formation of a joint GOOS-GTOS coastal panel and decided to seek formation of this panel by the IOC Assembly or Executive Council. Finally, the Board discussed preparations for the I-GOOS VIII meeting to be held in early 2007. The Board noted that the two major expected results for GOOS during the 2006-2007 biennium are (i) increased member state contributions to operational open ocean observing systems; and (ii) establishment of clear principles and guidelines for GRAs.

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