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Worldwide marine meteorological and oceanographic communities are working in partnership under the umbrella of the WMO-IOC Joint Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology, in order to respond to interdisciplinary requirements for met/ocean observations, data management and service products.
Employment Opportunity: Technical Coordinator for the Data Buoy Cooperation Panel and OceanSITES
A complete Post Description is on-line: http://www.jcomm.info/TC-JCOMMOPS-2013
The JCOMMOPS Technical Coordinator works with JCOMM DBCP and OceanSITES global data buoy networks providing a variety of services, including marine data coordination, dissemination and generation of observation system monitoring products.
The Technical Coordinator provides technical advice; maintains technical documentation; updates the JCOMMOPS databases; and provides information supporting emerging needs, and discussions of the DBCP, and OceanSITES. The Technical Coordinator assists members of the DBCP and OceanSITES by providing technical advice on collecting and distributing quality-controlled, real-time, observational platform data. The Technical Coordinator will participate in the development of cooperative arrangements for use of moored platforms and for buoy deployment and maintain information on buoy deployment opportunities and strategies and will liaise with other met-ocean observing programs to complement and augment the goals of DBCP and OceanSITES such as real time data sharing and ship time coordination.
eSurge short course on Applying Earth Observation Data to Storm Surge Modelling and Forecasting
Applications for the eSurge short course on Applying Earth Observation Data to Storm Surge Modelling and Forecasting are now being taken.
This two day course will demonstrate and teach modellers and forecasters how the application of Earth Observation data can enhance their efforts to model and forecast storm surges. It will also give experiential knowledge of how integrating and exploring such data might proceed.
For further information and to apply, see http://www.storm-surge.info/training-event/
Inauguration of Partnership Centre for Ocean Data Portal
On 10 September 2013, a Ceremony of the Official Inauguration of the Partnership Centre for the Ocean Data Portal of the International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange Programme of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO was held in the Research Institute of Hydrometeorological Information – World Data Centre (RIHMI-WDC), Obninsk, Russian Federation. The Ceremony was attended by the Executive Secretary of the IOC, Dr. Wendy Watson-Wright, Deputy-Head of the Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring (Roshydromet), Dr. Alexander Makosko, Representatives of the IOC Member-States (Australia, Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Greece), the Inter-Agency National Oceanographic Commission (IANOC) of the Russian Federation and the Administration of the City of Obninsk.
JCOMM Newsletter Issue No.11
The JCOMM Newsletter (Issue No. 11) is now available. Please visit:
To find JCOMM Newsletter archive, click JCOMM Newsletters.
CIFDP-F Stakeholders Workshop
The Stakeholders Workshop for the WMO Coastal Inundation Forecasting Demonstration Project in Fiji (CIFDP-FSW) was held from February 18th to 21st 2013, in Nadi. It represents the the beginning of Phase 1 of the national sub-project of CIFDP in Fiji (CIFDP-F), sponsored by the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and implemented by WMO in collaboration with the Fiji Meteorological Service (FMS). About 50 participants, including national/international experts and a large number of stakeholder agencies in Fiji, exchanged on the national requirements for the project implementation. The workshop has also set the basis of the Definitive National Agreement (DNA) for CIFDP-F implementation.
For more details on the workshop: http://www.jcomm.info/CIFDP-FSW
JCOMM Upcoming EventsCaribbean Marine Atlas Review and Planning Meeting
10 - 13 December 2013
Miami, United States
2014 IODE Officers Meeting
27 - 28 January 2014
A future Sustained Tropical Pacific Ocean Observing System for Research and Forecasting
27 - 30 January 2014
La Jolla, United States
Fifth Session of the Data Management Coordination Group (DMCG)
29 - 31 January 2014
ODINWESTPAC Regional Workshop
24 - 28 February 2014
Partners for JCOMM Implementation