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Natural Sciences

Europe & North America


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  • Jökulsarlon, Iceland

Iceland is participating in the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS), a permanent global system for observations, modelling and analysis of marine and ocean variables to support operational ocean services worldwide. One of the many types of data and services this sytem provides is the basis for forecasts of climate change.

Below you can access the projects that are currently being implemented in the country within the framework of UNESCO’s Natural Sciences Sector.


- Northern European Flow Regimes from International Experimental and Network Data (FRIEND) More


- The Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS)

Basic Sciences

- World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST)

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