Baltic Operational Oceanographic System (BOOS)

The Baltic Operational Oceanographic System was formed by the signature of the BOOS Memorandum of Understanding in 2001, with the aim to promote and develop an operational oceanographic infrastructure including routine collection, interpretation and presentation of in situ and satellite data. This information is necessary in order to improve efficiency of marine operations, reduce risks for accidents, optimise monitoring of marine environment and climate, improve assessment of fish stocks and improve foundation of public marine management.

The BOOS Vision 2015 intends to carry on existing concepts and ideas formulated in the BOOS Plan covering the period 1999 up to 2003 and in the BOOS Strategy Plan for 2004 – 2010 but in the same time guide and develop the BOOS daily work, taking into account the changes presently going on in Europe and in particular in the Baltic region.

BOOS currently numbers 19 member organisations from 13 countries.