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Operational Oceanography aims to address many challenges with timescales from days to decades, regions ranging from coastal areas to the global ocean and applications from off-shore industries to ocean ecosystems. This is inherently an international issue, requiring broad collaboration and is beyond the capability of any one country.

GODAE OceanView is now established as a long-term international programme for Ocean Analysis and Forecasting. Improving the ocean analysis and forecasting systems and the development of new capabilities  (e.g eco-system modelling) requires cooperation with the international ocean science community.

GODAE OceanView through its science team (GOVST) and Task Teams provides a platform for international exchange and collaboration. This approach is being integrated with parent bodies (e.g. GEO), international research programs (e.g. GSOP-CLIVAR, ARCOM, etc.) and integovernmental organisations (those within the WCRP, in IGBP and in the WMO World Weather Research Program) including JCOMM ET-OOFS.

In particular GODAE OceanView will

  • continue to foster collaborations with ocean forecasting systems through GOVST members
  • engage with existing research groups/programs through its task teams to develop collaborations on developing new capabilities regards e.g coastal protection, marine eco-system or climate change impact and predictions
  • define communication streams between the GOVST and governmental and/or observing system (e.g satellite) agencies in support of requirements and improvements for the global ocean observing system

More detailed information on collaborating organisations and how the GOVST works with them are listed below: