The NOOS vision is to
develop and implement on-line operational marine data and information services.
give a reliable description of the actual marine condition of the European North West Shelf (NWS) area, including physical, sedimentological, and ecosystem variables.
provide analysis, forecasts, and model-based products describing the marine conditions.
establish a marine database from which time series and statistical analyses can be obtained, including trends and changes in the marine environment, and the economic, environmental, and social impacts.
collaborate with national and multinational agencies in the NWS area to maximise the efficiency of the ocean observing system, and to optimize the value of the marine information products.