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Partnerships

 

Oceanographic Services maintains numerous international and national partnerships, which are essential for the Bureau to fulfil its oceanographic service obligations to Australia. We contribute to the expansion of efforts to measure and better understand the global oceans through substantial input to a number of international activities in global ocean data observation and ocean service provision. We support the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) and the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) in several ways, including through major contributions to the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) and the Joint WMO/IOC Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology. Regionally, we support GOOS regional alliances in the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Islands, while nationally we have a significant involvement in the Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS), the Australian Oceanographic Data Centre Joint Facility (AODCJF) and the Joint Australian Facility for Ocean Observing Systems (JAFOOS).

Joint Australian Facility for Ocean Observing Systems (JAFOOS)
This facility specialises in the scientific design of ocean observing systems relevant to Australia's needs, and is an effort to maximise available, although limited, resources to ensure the best regional outcomes from scientific research and environmental monitoring.
Joint Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM)
JCOMM is an intergovernmental body of experts that provides the mechanism for international coordination, regulation and management of oceanographic and marine meteorological observing, data management and services systems.
National Meteorological and Oceanographic Centre
The role of the National Meteorological & Oceanographic Centre (NMOC) is to serve as the central real-time operational hub for Australia's national weather service.