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Welcome Aboard to Champika Gallage, JCOMMOPS Technical Coordinator for DBCP and OceanSITES

The JCOMMOPS office, GOOS and JCOMM welcomes Champika Gallage to her new position as Technical Coordinator of buoy operations, serving the Data Buoy Cooperation Panel and the OceanSITES network of reference stations. Champika has been the Marine Monitoring Coordinator with Environment Canada, where she has coordinated the Arctic and sub-Arctic drifter buoy program, researched drifter buoy technology requirements and coordinated Canadian drifter buoy deployments with the global community.  She will continue similar work, but now on the international stage, joining the JCOMMOPS team in coordinating the global ocean observation systems. 


Vacancy: Programme Officer on Ocean Observations and Services for WESTPAC

The UNESCO/IOC Regional Office for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC), UNESCO Bangkok Office, Thailand,  is looking for its Programme Officer on Ocean Observations and Services. Duration: 1 year (renewable).

Deadline for applications: 3 December 2014.

Job description available on-line.



NF-POGO Regional Training Course in Mexico, Jan-Feb 2015


As part of the NF-POGO Centre of Excellence in Observational Oceanography, a training course is conducted in a developing country every year for a period of 2-4 weeks.


The next regional training course will take place in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, from 19 January to 6 February 2015. Deadline for applications: 8 November 2014. The application form should be filled in and submitted on-line and can be accessed here.

GOOS Update October 2014

The GOOS Update is a review of activities of the GOOS Steering Committee and panels, GOOS Regional Alliance news, examples of how ocean observations are being applied, and job opportunities. 

Read the October 2014 GOOS Update »

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Programme Specialists for GOOS and JCOMM at IOC/UNESCO

Job opportunities 

IOC/UNESCO is presently recruiting two Programme Specialist positions for:

  • Tsunami Early Warning and Joint WMO-IOC Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology JCOMM data and services activities, based in Paris at IOC (vacancy SC 435)
  • the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) and support to the expansion of GOOS to biology and ecosystems, based in Oostende, Belgium (vacancy 1BESC 0002RP)

Applications for both positions are due 9 November 2014 and can be accessed at the UNESCO Careers page »