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Global Ocean Observation Research Center (GOORC)

Observing and understanding global ocean changes and development of observation technologies

The mission of the Global Ocean Observation Research Center is to maintain our conventional ocean observation network while at the same time working to develop a new optimized observing system that integrates various observation platforms, including research vessels, drifting floats, and moored systems. Our goal is to understand the physical and chemical states of the ocean and their temporal development, and to uncover the mechanisms of various oceanic phenomena with the aim of producing more reliable forecasts. We also plan to miniaturize and automate observation instruments to better monitor the global ocean.

Shuhei Masuda
Director, Global Ocean Observation Research Center (GOORC)

2019/04/01
Global Ocean Observation Research Center (GOORC) website has been launched.