NOOS (North West European Shelf Operational Oceanographic System) is an operational oceanography organisation. It is operated by partners from the nine countries bordering the extended North Sea and European North West Shelf: Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and the UK. The partners collaborate to develop and implement ocean observing and prediction systems for the NWS area, with delivery of real time operational data products and services.
The NOOS vision is to: (i) develop and implement on-line operational marine data and information services.; (ii) give a reliable description of the actual marine condition of the European North West Shelf (NWS) area, including physical, sedimentological, and ecosystem variables. (iii) provide analysis, forecasts, and model-based products describing the marine conditions. (iv) establish a marine database from which time series and statistical analyses can be obtained, including trends and changes in the marine environment, and the economic, environmental, and social impacts. (v) collaborate with national and multinational agencies in the NWS area to maximise the efficiency of the ocean observing system, and to optimize the value of the marine information products.
The portal shows all observing stations in the region.