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  • about near-goos
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The goals of the North-East Asian Regional GOOS (NEAR-GOOS) are as follows:

  • To improve ocean services in the region;
  • To provide data and information useful in the mitigation of the effects of natural disasters caused by waves, storm surges, and sea ice;
  • To increase the efficiency of fishing vessels;
  • To provide information useful in pollution monitoring;
  • To monitor parameters useful to mariculture, particularly with regard to harmful algal blooms;
  • To provide information on the health of the coastal zone for recreation purposes;
  • To provide data sets required for data assimilation, modeling and forecasting.