The Arctic ROOS has been established by a group of 16 member institutions from nine European countries, working actively with ocean observation and modelling systems for the Arctic Ocean and adjacent seas.
The members of Arctic ROOS are:
- Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (NERSC), Norway
- Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI), Sweden
- Institute Français de Recherche pour l’Exploitation de la Mer (Ifremer), France
- Institute of Marine Research (IMR), Norway
- Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences (IOPAS), Poland
- Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA), Norway
- Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI), Denmark
- Mercator Océan (MERCATOR), France
- University of Cambridge, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP), UK
- Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und Meeresforschung (AWI), Germany
- Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI), Finland
- University of Bremen, Institute of Environmental Physics (IUP), Germany
- Norwegian Meteorological Institute (MET Norway), Norway
- Nansen International Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (NIERSC), Norway
- Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI), Norway
- Geophysical Institute at University of Bergen, Norway
- Unversity Centre in Svalbard (UNIS), Norway
- Marine Research Institute (MRI), Iceland
- Danish Defence Centre for Operational Oceanography (FCOO), Denmark
The Arctic ROOS promotes, develops and maintains operational monitoring and forecasting of ocean circulation, water masses, ocean surface conditions, sea ice and biological/chemical constituents. One of the goals of Arctic ROOS is to contribute to the legacy of IPY (International Polar Year), maintaining cost-effective and useful observing systems after the end of IPY. The Arctic ROOS intends to include more members from countries outside of Europe and become a GOOS Regional Alliance for the Arctic.
The Arctic ROOS Secretariat is located at the Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center in Norway.