Welcome to the Black Sea Global Ocean Observing System

The Black Sea GOOS is a local Association formed by the Black Sea riparian countries in order to foster Operational Oceanography in the region and set up links with other regional and global organizations (with similar objectives).

Major Aims and Objectives
Policy of the Black Sea GOOS
Black Sea Operational Oceanography
Black Sea GOOS Ad Hoc Steering Committee
History of the Black Sea GOOS
Memorandum of Understanding of the Black Sea GOOS  
News & Events:
Evaluation of the Questionnaire
Contact Information


The Major Aims and Objectives of the Black Sea GOOS are: 

  • To contribute to international planning and implementation of the GOOS and to promote it at national, regional and global level.
  • To identify regional priorities for operational oceanography.
  • To develop capacity of the regional countries and promote the level to sustain GOOS activities.
  • To provide high quality data and time series, for a better understanding of, the Black Sea ecosystem. 
  • To assess the economic and social benefits achieved by operational oceanography.


Black Sea Map