The MOOSE concept is based on discussions and recommendations established by scientists during the Villefranche/mer, Banyuls/mer and Marseille workshops (February 2008, June 2008, May 2009) in the context of the MISTRALS program and in relation to HYMEX, MERMEX and CHARMEX issues.

They aimed at addressing the key scientific and environmental issues relevant for climate change in the North Western Mediterranean basin.

Such network combines eulerian observatories and autonomous mobile platforms to enlarge and enhance the Mediterranean observation, in order to:

-observe the long-term evolution of the NW Mediterranean Sea in the context of the climate change and anthropogenic pressures

-detect and identify long-term environmental anomalies
to build efficient indicators of the health of the NW Mediterranean basin

-build efficient indicators of the health of the NW Mediterranean basin