Coastal Links: International

Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS)
GOOS is a permanent global system for observations, modelling and analysis of marine and ocean variables to support operational ocean services worldwide.

Group on Earth Observations (GEO)
GEO is a voluntary partnership of governments and international organizations. It provides a framework within which these partners can develop new projects and coordinate their strategies and investments.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC)
Established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the leading international body for the assessment of climate change.

International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
ICES coordinates and promotes marine research on oceanography, the marine environment, the marine ecosystem, and on living marine resources in the North Atlantic.

International Programme on the State of the Ocean
The International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO) was established by scientists with the aim of saving the Earth and all life on it.

IMBER Data Management Cookbook - a Project Guide to Good Data Practices (.pdf, 414 KB)
Produced by the Integrated Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research (IMBER) Data Management Committee, the "Cookbook" is a compendium of recipes to make data management digestible.

ISIS Consortium
The ISIS (In-Situ Iron Studies) Consortium is a group of institutions and scientists who are motivated to answer the unknowns regarding the role of iron in regulating the ocean’s capacity to remove atmospheric carbon dioxide.

Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT)
SOCAT a global surface CO2 data set that brings together, in a common format, all publicly available CO2 data for the surface oceans.

UNESCO Marine Spatial Planning Initiative
This United Nations initiative brings together marine spatial planning examples, approaches and resources from around the world.