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Third In-Region Capacity Building Workshop of the Data Buoy Cooperation Panel for countries of the Western Indian Ocean

Event Type Workshop
Date(s)(yyyy-mm-dd) Start: 2012-04-16 - End: 2012-04-20
Location Kenya Meteorological Department, Mombassa, Kenya
Short Title DBCP-WIO3

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The goals for the third DBCP in-region Western Indian Ocean Capacity Building Workshop (WIO-3) are:

  • Continue to Build Capacity Within Regional Institutes to Apply New Indian Ocean Observing System (IndOOS) Data, such as from RAMA and others, for Enhanced Predictive Capability for the Region as for Fisheries Management and Extreme Events,
  • Continue to Find Synergy between DBCP in-situ ocean observations and Satellite Observations of the Regional Africa Monitoring of the Environment for Sustainable Development (AMESD),
  • Enhance Coordination and Cooperation between TT-CB and WMO Regional Association (RA-I),
  • Ensure advanced scientific and logistics information is conveyed to Participants well in advance of the Workshop,
  • Demonstrate the Crucial Role of Ocean Observations for Understanding and Predicting Regional Weather, Ocean and climate,
  • Discuss ways to mitigate implementation constraints by Regional Piracy to include potential coordination with African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology (AMCOMET),
  • Continue to Build In-Region Modelling Development Teams (MDT) and Observation Development Teams (ODT), including for the implementation of buoy programmes, by ensuring continuity of Participants from WIO-2,
  • Learn practical implementation aspects for the deployment of operational data buoys at sea, the collection of buoy data, and related data management,
  • Learn Practical Application of Regional Models for Addressing Impacts from Climate Change in the Coastal and Marine Environment and ensure Trainees have similar tools at their home institute to follow-up intersessionally,
  • Become Familiar with Tools for Identifying and Accessing Operational Data Streams for ocean/weather/climate Model Assimilation,
  • Validate Model Products from Indian Ocean Observations,
  • Coordinate Regional Institutes for Increasing in-situ Western Indian Ocean Observations to include enhanced coordination with DBCP International Buoy Program for the Indian Ocean (IBPIO),
  • Utilize advances in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to facilitate more effective Outreach and Capacity Building Activities on a larger scale.

Event Entered By Etienne CHARPENTIER
Organisers Albert FISCHER (contact for IOC Secretariat)
Etienne CHARPENTIER (contact for WMO Secretariat)
Sidney W. THURSTON (contact for Chair, DBCP TT on Capacity Building)

Group(s): Capacity Development , JCOMM
Created: 2011-11-03 09:38:39
Last Updated: 2012-12-11 16:34:44