The goals of the Arctic ROOS are as follows:

  • Integrate European oceanographic and sea ice monitoring activities in the Arctic;
  • Foster development of automatic real-time observations;
  • Promote and facilitate dissemination of data via the FAIR principles;
  • Enhance the development of open source community oceanographic, wave and sea-ice models;
  • Develop European capacity for the ocean and sea-ice monitoring.

The scope of co-operation activities extends to areas of operational oceanography such as data and product management, research, product development, service provision as well as education and training.