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Ocean observations play a foundational role in documenting the state and variability of components of the climate system and facilitating climate prediction and scenario development.

The IOC together with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Council for Science (ICSU) work jointly in planning, implementing and coordinating an operational Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) – a unified global network to systematically acquire, integrate and distribute oceanic observations, and to generate analyses, forecasts and other useful products.

The IOCAFRICA works towards development of an African Ocean Observations network (including maintenance and upgrade of sea level stations) that focuses on "ocean information for human and economic security".