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Aims and Objectives of IOGOOS

Members of IOGOOS will collaborate and work together for developing programmes for the implementation of GOOS in the Indian Ocean and for promoting activities of common interest for the development of operational oceanography in the Indian Ocean region, broadly to :

  1. Enhance the Ocean Observing System in the region,
  2. Promote and facilitate efficient and effective management, exchange and utilisation of oceanographic data,
  3. Promote programmes and projects in operational oceanography and ocean services in the region meeting the requirements of end-users,
  4. Strengthen capacity building for enhancing the capabilities in the region,
  5. Encourage research to support the needs of Users,
  6. Develop synergies with other ocean programmes and regional GOOS bodies, and
  7. Contribute to international planning and promotion of GOOS.
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