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Fifth In-Region Western Indian Ocean Capacity Building Workshop

Event Type Workshop
Date(s)(yyyy-mm-dd) Start: 2014-05-12 - End: 2014-05-15
Location Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Short Title WIO-5
Summary of the WMO/IOC Data Buoy Cooperation Panel (DBCP) and Partners.

Implementation and Operation of Indian Ocean Data Buoy Networks and their Socio- Economic Applications for Enhancing Regional Predictive Capability

Workshop Goals The Following Goals and Associated Actions reflect the needs of this 5th Capacity Building Workshop and of the long-term Ocean Monitoring Capacity for the Western Indian Ocean(WIO) Region: 1. Review and Advance Resolutions and Recommendations from the 4th DBCP Workshop (WIO-4) in Zanzibar Tanzania, Including National and Project Updates, and Action Items, 2. Demonstrate the Crucial Role of Indian Ocean Observations, such as IndOOS, and RAMA and the Global Drifter Program, for Understanding and Predicting Regional Weather, Ocean and Climate using CFS, SINTEX, BlueLink and other Models, 3. Build Regional and National Human (Mentoring Network), Institutional and Infrastructure Capacity Needed to Acquire, Process and Deliver Socio-Economic Benefits from Ocean Observations, 4. Continue to Learn Practical Implementation Skills for the Deployment of Ocean Observing Instruments, the Collection of such Data, and Related Data Management and the scientific use and interpretation of the data, 5. Continue to Find Synergy between DBCP, Agulhas-Somali Current Large Marine Ecosystem (ASCLME), Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) and Regional Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), 6. Coordinate Regional Institutes for increasing in-situ Western Indian Ocean Observations to Include Closer Coordination with DBCP International Buoy Program for the Indian Ocean (IBPIO), 7. Explore Ways to Work More Closely with the Newly Established African Centre for Capacity-Building in Ocean Governance (AfriCog), 8. Continue to Align with Objectives of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS)to Deliver Ocean Data to the End-User for Disaster Risk Reduction, 9. Provide an Update on Regional New Research Vessels Entering into Service, 10. Utilize advances in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to Facilitate Effective Outreach and Capacity Building Activities on a Larger Scale, 11. Enhance Coordination and Cooperation between the DBCP Task Team for Capacity Building (TT-CB), WMO Regional Associations and the IOC Sub Commission for Africa. A JCOMM PANGEA Workshop http://jcomm.info/pangea-concept http://jcomm.info/wio-dbcp1 http://jcomm.info/wio-dbcp2 http://jcomm.info/wio-dbcp3 http://jcomm.info/wio-dbcp4 http://jcomm.info/NPOMS-2 http://jcomm.info/dbcp-cb-asia1
Web site http://www.jcomm.info/wio-dbcp5

Event Entered By Thomas GROSS
Organisers Johan STANDER (contact for JCOMM Co-President)
Al WALLACE (contact for DBCP Chair)
Etienne CHARPENTIER (contact for WMO Secretariat)
David VOUSDEN (contact for ASCLME)
Thomas GROSS (contact for IOC Secretariat)
Sidney W. THURSTON (contact for DBCP TT-CB Chair)

Group(s): Capacity Development , JCOMM
Created: 2014-03-14 16:52:55
Last Updated: 2014-05-12 16:18:55