North West Shelf Operational Oceanographic System

The North West Shelf Operational Oceanographic System (NOOS) monitors physical, sedimentological and ecological variables 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.[1] Near real time and recent history sea levels are available to on their web site in map, graph or table format.[1]


As of January 2008 NOOS had sixteen full members and four associate members.[1][2]

Further reading

  • Edited by L.J. Droppert (2001). The NOOS Plan: North West Shelf Operational Oceanographic System. Southampton Oceanography Centre. pp. 68 pages. ISBN 0-904175-46-4.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  • Siek, Michael Baskara Laksana Adi (2011). Predicting storm surges : chaos, computational intelligence, data assimilation, ensembles. London: CRC Press/Balkema. pp. 36–37. ISBN 9780415621021.


  1. ^ a b c d "Welcome to the NOOS webpage" (Web). NOOS. November 2006. Retrieved January 2008. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ "NOOS Program Overview" (Web). Global Observing Systems Information Center (GOSIC)-(hosted by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)). July 2007. Retrieved January 2008. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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