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First DBCP Pacific Islands Training Workshop on Ocean Observations and Data Applications


Event Type Workshop
Date(s)(yyyy-mm-dd) Start: 2015-05-04 - End: 2015-05-07
Location Palau, Palau
Short Title PI-1
Summary
WMO/IOC Data Buoy Cooperation Panel (DBCP) and Partners 4-7 May 2015 Venue: Koror State Government Office Assembly Hall Republic of Palau Republic of Palau, Office of the President Pacific Island Global Ocean Observing System (PI-GOOS) Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environmental Programme (SPREP) Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (Pac-IOOS) Tropical Pacific Observing System (TPOS) NOAA’s Office of Climate Observation (OCO) PI-1 group photo PI-1
PI-1 is a Workshop in a Series of IOC WMO JCOMM/DBCP PANGEA Workshops: 1st Western Indian Ocean Capacity Building Workshop 2nd Western Indian Ocean Capacity Building Workshop 3rd Western Indian Ocean Capacity Building Workshop 4th Western Indian Ocean Capacity Building Workshop VIDEO: WIO-4 video 1st In-Region Capacity Building Workshop for Asian Countries 5th Western Indian Ocean Capacity Building Workshop 2nd Typhoon Capacity Building Workshop for the North Pacific Ocean and Marginal Seas 3rd Typhoon Capacity Building Workshop for the North Pacific Ocean and Marginal Seas

The Pacific Islands are a region of “Large Ocean States” in which 98% of the region is ocean, and the majority of the land area is part of Papa New Guinea. The ocean is essential to Pacific Islander’s way of life, yet there is limited knowledge of the oceans in region, and limited skill in using ocean data. Currently there is a growing awareness of the importance of the oceans, highlighted most recently at the 3rd UN SIDS conference in Samoa. Oceanographic capacity is limited within the Pacific Islands region, and generally resides within local meteorological services. However, there is a strong interest in increasing capacity to collect, analyze, and communicate oceanographic data across a number of sectors such as meteorology and climate services, fisheries, marine trade, and tourism. Increasing capacity in these sectors will increase the livelihoods of Pacific Islanders, and will allow them to more effectively engage in the global ocean community. THEMES OF THE PI-1 WORKSHOP: • Increase awareness of ocean processes, ocean observing, and data applications, • Conceptualization of a Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System, GOALS OF THE PI-1 WORKSHOP: • Begin to build capacity within the region to apply ocean observing data for enhanced predictive capability; • Demonstrate the role of ocean observations for understanding and predicting regional weather, ocean state and climatology; • Demonstrate the societal and economic benefits of delivering enhanced ocean observing system data for better informed decisions; • Increase awareness of the importance of the ocean, scientific understanding and traditional knowledge, and how marine processes affect the lives of Pacific Islanders; • Discuss the potential impacts of climate change on oceans; • Learn practical implementation aspects of ocean observing systems; • Explore the importance of marine modelling; • Evaluate data gaps within the region and how they can be addressed; • Encourage cooperation with and support for existing monitoring programmes such as the Argo programme and the Global Drifter Program; and • Advance the design, coordination of a Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System. THEME OF EACH DAY: • Day 1: VIP Opening Remarks, Social-Economic Benefits from Ocean Observations and Models, National Reports to include Ocean Observing Requirements • Day 2: Societal Applications of Observations and Models • Day 3: How to Access Available Regional: Ocean Observations Data, Ocean Models for Predicting Weather, Ocean State and Climatology • Day 4: Observational Requirements of Models to Enhance Their Predictive Capability, Data Gaps, Conceptualization of a Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System

Additional local information

Web site www.jcomm.info/pi-1
Keywords PANGEA NPOMS PI DBCP
INDIVIDUALS INVOLVED

Event Entered By Etienne CHARPENTIER
Organisers Tommy MOORE
Etienne CHARPENTIER
Sidney W. THURSTON

Group(s): JCOMM
Created: 2014-12-18 09:35:44
Last Updated: 2015-08-26 16:42:22