Links and contacts

GLOSS International, National and Regional Contacts

A full list of names and addresses of GLOSS Contacts is available. (Note that the list found in the Implementation Plan 1997 is now a little out of date). The names of National Contacts most closely associated with a particular sea level station can be obtained by inspecting the station files within the GLOSS Station Handbook.

GLOSS Group of Experts

The GLOSS Group of Experts is the main source of advice to IOC on the operation of the GLOSS programme. The formal Terms of Reference of the Group of Experts (Chairman Dr. G. T. Mitchum) and of its Scientific Sub-Group, as modified at the 33rd Executive Council meeting of IOC, can be obtained here.

All reports of meetings of the Group are available from IOC on paper, while some are available electronically:

GLOSS Experts meetings produce many action items. Inspect those from the 9th meeting.

GLOSS Email List

The PSMSL maintains a list of email addresses of people interested in GLOSS. Circular emails are distributed from time to time with news of GLOSS developments. To have an email address added to the GLOSS list please email

For More Information on GLOSS

For more information on GLOSS, contact either of the addresses below.

GLOSS Technical Secretary
Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
UNESCO, 1 Rue Miollis
Paris 75732 Cedex 15, France


Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level
Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory
Joseph Proudman Building
6 Brownlow Street
L3 5DA
United Kingdom

Links with the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP)

GLOSS has been working closely with the WCRP to reduce uncertainties in estimates of sea level change. For more information on WCRP's work, see the WCRP Sea-Level Rise Activities page.

International and National Networks and Programmes

The PSMSL manages a list of International, Regional and National networks and programmes that are either sea level orientated, or have a sea level component to them.