GOOS is a permanent global system for observations, modelling and analysis of marine and ocean variables to support operational ocean services worldwide. GOOS provides accurate descriptions of the present state of the oceans, including living resources; continuous forecasts of the future conditions of the sea for as far ahead as possible, and the basis for forecasts of climate change.
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TPOS 2020 Moves Forwards with Estblishes Partnerships, Governing Elements and Task Teams
The Tropical Pacific Observing System (TPOS) 2020 Project is now underway with the aim of transitioning the TPOS to a more robust, integrated and sustainable design and plan beyond 2020. TPOS 2020 has successfully established partnerships, governing elements and Task Teams (TT) and is now looking to confirm TT, sub-project, and working group membership and plans along with development of concerted efforts to work with the TPOS Resource Forum members to understand and provide support for their activities and needs. Click "Read More" for a full background and update.
Call for papers: 2nd JCOMM Scientific and Technical Symposium on Storm Surges
The 2nd JCOMM Scientific and Technical Symposium on Storm Surges will be held in Key West, Florida, USA, on 8-13 November 2015. It is to be held in conjunction with the 14th International Workshop on Wave Hindcasting and Forecasting.
This joint meeting is sponsored by the Taylor Engineering Research Institute at the University of North Florida, Environment Canada and the WMO-IOC Joint Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM).
Information on meeting logistics and registration details.
NOAA TAO equatorial Pacific Ocean data availbility exceeds targets
Data availability from National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the equatorial Pacific Ocean has improved to above the 80% data availability performance target. NOAA completed six service cruises in the TAO array during calendar year 2014 and the array has sustained above an 80% data availability performance level since November 2014.
Developing ocean data expertise for Pacific Island needs
A DBCP workshop, 4 - 7 May 2015, in Palau will increase awareness of ocean processes, ocean observing, and data applications and work towards a conceptualization of a Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System.
Continuing the series of capacity building workshops, PANGEA, the JCOMM Data Buoy Cooperation Panel and partners will present a workshop in the Pacific Islands to develop expertise in using ocean and marine weather data to respond to the unique needs of these island states. The workshop will increase awareness of ocean processes, ocean observing, and data applications. An additional goal is to develop a conceptualization of a Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System, which will build on and expand the PI-GOOS regional association.
First Announcement: International Symposium on the Indian Ocean "Dynamics of the Indian Ocean: Perspective and Retrospective"
The International Symposium on the Indian Ocean "Dynamics of the Indian Ocean: Perspective and Retrospective" is to held on 30 November - 4 December 2015 in Goa, India.
The Symposium will celebrate the linked events of 50 years of completion of IIOE and the Golden Jubilee of NIO. It is co-sponsored by NIO, SCOR and IOC, and will provide a forum for marine and related scientists all over the world to present results of their latest research in the Indian Ocean, review the progress made in understanding the unique characteristics of the region and plan future research to address outstanding issues. The Symposium will consist of keynote addresses along with invited and contributed talks on all aspects of Indian Ocean oceanography and related climate science.
Deadline for online submission of abstracts: 31 May 2015.