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Cost Action 40: EOSS

European Sea-level Observing System

Aims and Objectives

EOSS intends to serve as an umbrella, under which various sea-level activities can be coordinated. The developments in the field of monitoring technology, as well as the requirements for research and management, urge for an integrated implementation of technology in sea-level monitoring, and for further international agreements on data storage and exchange.
The most important outcome of EOSS is expected to be an "organism" that guarantees and coordinates the long-term monitoring activities and data exchange along the entire European coastline.
The main objectives for this Action can be subdivided in aspects concerning the technology of sea-level monitoring, and aspects concerning the management and research activities that can benefit from improved monitoring capabilities.

The main technological aspects are:

The main management/research aspects are:

To achieve these objectives, the work is divided into five workpackages. For information on these workpackages, or for information on the project management, please follow the links below:

Work Package 1

Work Package 2

Work Package 3

Work Package 4

Work Package 5

Height reference systems and fixing tide gauge benchmarks

Mean sea level determination

Sea surface topography

Tidal models and storm surge warning

Storage and exchange of data


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Information on this page has been taken from the 'Memorandum of Understanding for the implementation of a European Concerted Research Action, designated as COST Action 40 "European Sea-Level Observing System (EOSS)"', document COST/308/96

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