North West Shelf Operational Oceanographic System

North West Shelf Operational Oceanographic System

The North West Shelf Operational Oceanographic System (NOOS) monitors real-time sea levels for the North Sea area.[1] NOOS is operated by partners from the nine countries bordering the extended North Sea and European North West Shelf; Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and United Kingdom. Working collaboratively to develop and implement ocean observing systems in the area.[2] Near real time and recent history sea levels are available to on their web site in map, graph or table format.[2]



As of January 2008 NOOS had sixteen full members and four associate members.[2][3]

  • Associate Members
    • GKSS Forschungszentrum (GKSS), Germany
    • Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (NERSC), Norway
    • Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA), Norway
    • University of Oldenburg (Uni-Oldenburg), Germany

Further reading


  1. ^ "International and National Networks and Programmes" (Web). Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory (POL). November 2007. Retrieved January 2008. 
  2. ^ a b c "Welcome to the NOOS webpage" (Web). NOOS. November 2006. Retrieved January 2008. 
  3. ^ "NOOS Program Overview" (Web). Global Observing Systems Information Center (GOSIC)-(hosted by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)). July 2007. Retrieved January 2008. 

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