The Baltic Operational Oceanographic System (BOOS) is a cooperative endeavor among national government agencies in the countries surrounding the Baltic Sea responsible for the collection of observations, model operations and production of forecasts, services and information for the marine industry, and public and other end users.
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BOOS is a regional Task Team under EuroGOOS. BOOS was planned to be implemented from 1999–2003 by the accomplishment of nine projects:
- Optimizing the existing operational observing network;
- Use of remote sensing radar and satellite data;
- An operational mesoscale analysis system called PRODAS;
- Optimization of existing models and coupled models;
- Ecological modeling;
- Study of harmful algae blooms via HABWARN;
- Development of an anthropogenic load model;
- Assessment of the current state of the Baltic environment; and
- Development of Info–BOOS.