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Second meeting of Joint Steering Group for the IODE Ocean Data Portal and the WIGOS Pilot Project for JCOMM

Event Type Meeting
Date(s)(yyyy-mm-dd) Start: 2009-10-15 - End: 2009-10-16
Location UNESCO/IOC Project Office for IODE, UNESCO/IOC Project Office for IODE Wandelaarkaai 7, Oostende, Belgium
Summary The goal of the meeting was to review the status of the WIGOS, including CONOPS, WDIP, and the Demonstration Projects, as well as the JCOMM Pilot Project itself, and to address outstanding issues, including (i) interoperability of ocean data systems with the IODE Ocean Data Portal and/or the WMO Information System (WIS), (ii) instrument practices and the review of WMO and IOC Technical Publications, (iii) quality management, and (iv) Capacity Building. The meeting achieved consensus permitted to make progress regarding a number of issues including: (i) the provision of a “Light Data Provider” function that can be used to realize interoperability of ocean data systems with the IODE Ocean Data Portal and the WMO Information System (WIS); (ii) agreement for the necessary developments for the connection of some data sets to the ODP and/or WIS before the end of 2010 (e.g. WOA, GCCs, ICOADS, HF radars, GTSPP, GHRSST, Australian IMOS); (iii) the establishment of WMO-IOC Regional Marine Instrument Centres (RMIC), and the organizing of a metrology workshop at NOAA/NDBC in early 2010 to prove concept; (iv) the production by March 2010 of a Project report, including achievements of the Pilot Project, lessons learned, benefits, and recommendations for the way foreword and the Pilot Project legacy; (v) a methodology for documenting instrument practices and updating WMO and IOC Publications (concept was proven through updating of the marine chapter of the CIMO guide); (vi) initiation of a discussion regarding the scope of marine instrument inter-comparisons in cooperation with CIMO; (vii) the shaping of a JCOMM/IODE standards process for ocean data management (and acceptance of one standard to prove the concept); (viii) comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses in the management of ocean observing systems; (ix) an updated Implementation Plan; and (x) preparations for the reporting to the forthcoming meeting of the Sub-Group of the EC WG WIGOS-WIS (October 2009).

Event Entered By Peter PISSIERSSENS
Organisers Peter PISSIERSSENS (contact for Invitations IOC/IODE)
Etienne CHARPENTIER (contact for Invitations WMO)

Group(s): IOC , GOOS , IODE , JCOMM , OOS
Created: 2009-05-29 09:49:15
Last Updated: 2010-11-23 17:17:01