In early 1997, the Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment (GODAE) concept emerged from discussions of the Ocean Observation Panel for Climate (OOPC), which is jointly sponsored by the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS), the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) and the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP)
The OOPC proposed GODAE as an experiment in which a comprehensive, integrated observing system would be established and held in place for several years and the data assimilated into state-of-the art models of the global ocean circulation in near real-time.
GODAE is also a pilot project of the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS).
GODAE is built on facilitation and implementation by Partners. The coordination within this structure is facilitated through the GODAE Project Office and the International GODAE Steering Team (IGST), presently comprised of scientists from Australia, Canada, China, France, Japan, USA and the UK.
(Last Updated: 12-06-2008)