Keeping Track of Sea Levels: the Global Sea Level Observing System (GLOSS)
In terms of sea-level rise, the Global Sea Level Observing System (GLOSS) is a major contributor to the Climate and Coastal Modules of GOOS. It aims at the establishment of high quality global and regional sea-level networks for application to climate, oceanographic and coastal sea-level research.
The main component of GLOSS is the 'Global Core Network' (GCN) of 290 sea-level stations around the world for long-term climate change and oceanographic sea-level monitoring. The Core Network is designed to provide an approximately evenly-distributed sampling of global coastal sea-level variations.
Among sources of further information:
- Permanent Service for Mean Sea level (PSMSL). Global data bank for information from tide gauges on long-term sea-level change. Established in 1933, hosted by the Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory in the United Kingdom.
- PSMSL Training Information, Reports and Manuals. Overview of training materials elaborated and made available by PSMSL and other bodies, primarily as part of GLOSS development.