Global Sea Level Observing System (GLOSS)

The GLOSS station status map
The GLOSS station status map ©

29 September 2006

The Global Sea Level Observing System (GLOSS) announces the launch of its new web site, designed and implemented by BODC. This provides access to data, information about the tide gauges and news items.

GLOSS is an international programme conducted under the auspices of the Joint Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM) of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC).

GLOSS aims at the establishment of high quality global and regional sea level networks for application to climate, oceanographic and coastal sea level research.

BODC is also responsible, together with the Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level (PSMSL), for maintaining the GLOSS Station Handbook, which was constructed in order to provide further information on each of the tide gauges in the GLOSS Core Network. In addition, BODC in collaboration with the PSMSL hosts the 'Delayed-mode' Data Assembly Centre, where high frequency data are stored, for GLOSS.