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South Pacific Integrated Observatory for Environment and Terrestrial and Marine Biodiversity (GOPS)
Hosting Legal Entity
Self-standing RI
Centre IRD de Nouméa, B.P. A5, Grand Observatoire de l'environnement et de la biodiversité terrestre et marine du Pacifique Sud (GIS GOPS), Nouméa, PO: 98848 (New Caledonia)
Type Of RI
Coordinating Country
New Caledonia
Current Status:
Being upgraded since 2014
Scientific Description
The objectives of the GOPS are: - Establish, develop, coordinate and pool systems and observational networks so as to organize, harmonize and model observations for research on terrestrial and marine ecosystems, biodiversity and natural as well as anthropogenic environmental impacts;- Optimize, consolidate and share sea equipment (research vessels, instruments) and new or existing regional technical platforms (molecular biology, computing, etc.);- Support and coordinate the activities of research teams through joint programs, thematic workshops, collaborative responses to national, European and international calls for tenders, recruitment and acquisition of shared equipment;- Participate in the development of Master degree programs, especially in the South Pacific, by supporting initiatives of the Université de Nouvelle-Calédonie and the Université de Polynésie Française;- Provide expertise and advisory services to government organisations and communities for monitoring and ensuring adequate environmental conservation and rehabilitation of sites, and the promotion of natural heritage;- Strengthen international scientific cooperation, especially with universities and research organisations in the region.

RI Keywords
Environment, Biodiversity, Climate change, Observatories, Marine, Terrestrial, Geohazards, Climate
RI Category
In situ Marine/Freshwater Observatories
In situ Earth Observatories
Environmental Management Infrastructures
Scientific Domain
Earth and Environmental Sciences
ESFRI Domain
Health and Food
Access to Databases
Date of last update: 05/10/2018
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