The GMOS project was funded by the European Commission as a part
of the 7th Framework Programme under “Sub-Activity 6.4.1 Earth
and ocean observation systems and monitoring methods for the
environment and sustainable development”. It is aimed to support
the actions and tasks linked to the GEOSS 10-year Implementation
To meet the goal he GMOS Consortium undertaken the process of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to endorse Global Mercury Observation System Cyber(e)-Infrastructure (GMOS-CI). Adehesion to the non-binding MOU, being researchers, public research centres, inter-governmental or international organisations, other organisations with an international scope, or entities designated by them, have decided that a co-ordinated international scientific effort is needed to enable users throughout the world to establish a unique end-point for vast quantities of global mercury data, thereby supporting scientific research in many disciplines, promoting technological and economical evaluation of abatement technologies implementation, facilitating impact assessment on environment and human health, establishing benefits in enhancing the quality of life of members of society.
In addition, the importance to share model results to all countries and individuals is underscored by various international agreements. Recognising this need, the GMOS direct and associated participants endorsed the recommendation that a GMOS-CI be established, with open-ended participation.
This GMOS-CI MOU has a duration of five years (2010-2015), and possibly beyond, and the signatories to this MOU hereby express their intention either to continue their existing Participation in GMOS-CI or to become new Participants in GMOS-CI as a mechanism of technical and scientific international co-operation.