The Joint WMO-IOC Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology

JCOMM Capacity Development Activities

 

JCOMM is jointly sponsored by WMO and UNESCO/IOC and therefore its Capacity Development (CD) activities operate within, and draw upon, the overall principles of its governing bodies.·The primary objective of JCOMM CD is to enhance the implementation of the overall JCOMM Programme through enhancing capacity in all Members/Member States to contribute to and benefit from the programme.·Specific JCOMM-focused CD activities are implemented by the respective Programme Areas (PAs) and included in their respective workplans.·


JCOMM Capacity Development Principles (Revised at JCOMM-4, 2012) »»


At its fourth Session of JCOMM in May 2012,it was decided to make further efforts for the following types of activities:

  • Preparation and management of technical guidance material, in conjunction with the regular review and update of the Guides and Manuals;
  • Strengthened liaison and contacts with wider WMO-IOC capacity development programmes, particularly for the application of developed marine meteorological and oceanographic training material and for the development of training programmes - for example, OceanTeacher (http://www.oceanteacher.org) developed by the IODE of UNESCO/IOC, and Met e-learning (http://www.met-elearning.org) managed by the WMO Education and Training Programme (ETRP);
  • Development of a web-based tool to document/consolidate/visualize overall Capacity Development activities of the Commission, particularly those initiated and directly supported by the Members / Member States. Partnerships among distance learning programmes, such as USA’s Cooperative Programme for Operational Meteorology, Education and Training (COMET, http://www.meted.ucar.edu/), are stongly encouraged;
  • Enhanced support for time-bound projects with clear objectives and plans for delivery, which serve for Members’ / Member States’ capacity development and technology transfer needs, with a view to leveraging other potential funding sources and responding to expressed priorities of Members / Member States;
  • Enhanced collaboration through the Partnership for New GEOSS Applications (PANGEA), a concept developed by JCOMM with the goal to develop resource sharing partnerships to realize the socio-economic benefits of ocean observing systems at global and regional scales. 

 

Activities planned for the period 2012-2013

Services and Forecasting System
Programme Area (SFSPA) »»»
<Observation Programme Area (OPA) »»» Data Management Programme Area (DMPA) »»»
Services and Forecasting­­­­­ Systems Programme Area (SFSPA): see also SFSPA Work Paln
Workplan /
expected outcome, deliverables
How (Key Activities/Actions) Lead Cooperate with

Beneficiaries

Status/ Outcome
Marine forecasting training, Enhanced METAREA-NAVAREA coordination
  • Maritime Safety Services Enhancement Workshop, 2014(TBD), New Zealand
SFSPA/ETMSS
WMO/ETR, IHO
Issuing Services annd Preparation Services of GMDSS
 
Sea Ice training
  • 4th JCOMM Ice Analysts Workshop, Jun/Jul'13, St.Petersburg
SFSPA/ETSI, AARI WMO/ETR, COMET
 Sea-ice forecasters/operaters
 
Application of Satellite Information
  • JCOMM-NOAA-EUMETSAT Training workshop, 9-12 Dec'13, Pretoria, South Africa
NOAA, EUMETSAT SFSPA Trainers in marine forecasting, Senior marine forecasters  This series of training aims to promote the use of advanced skills in marine applications and forecasting, particularily in the use of altimeter and scatterometer data.
Training on wave and storm surge forecasting WMO, ETWCH WMO/TCP NMHS forecasters for waves/surges This series of annual training workshop continues during the intersessional period, in collaboration with the WMO Tropical Cyclone Programme (TCP). The curriculum is focused on the hands-on training of the community models for wave and storm surge forecasting. It also aims to directly contribute to the development of the Storm Surge Watch Scheme (SSWS) of WMO.
Technology transfer/training on ocean forecasting systems
  • GODAE Summer School, Jan'10,Perth, Australia
ETOOFS   National marine meteorological & oceanographic forecasters  
Observations Programme Area (OPA) 
Workplan / 
expected outcome, deliverables
How (Key Activities/Actions) Lead Cooperate with

Beneficiaries

Status / Outcome
Training for operation of drifters /mooring and analysis through Regional Ocean Modelling DBCP      Build ocean observing/modelling capacities, particularly for operation of drifters and mooring and analysis through Regional Ocean Modelling
Achievement to higher level standards for instruments and methods of observation         Facilitate adherence of observational data, metadata, and processed observational products to higher level standards for instruments and methods of observationFacilitate adherence of observational data, metadata, and processed observational products to higher level standards for instruments and methods of observation
enhanced communications among and training for PMOs
        onvey important recent developments (e.g. regarding WMO publication No. 47, enhanced PMO communications), promoting global standards of service for the VOS Scheme, as well as building synergies between the different ocean observing system components relying on ship logistics
Data Management Programme Area (DMPA)      
Workplan / 
expected outcome, deliverables
How (Key Activities/Actions) Lead Cooperate with

Beneficiaries

Status / Outcome
 Discovery and Use of Operational Ocean Data Products and Services IODE/ OceanTeacher  MyOcean Researchers, Government, NGO officers
The workshop provided technical training on the establishment of OceanDataPortal nodes
 
  • IODE OceanDataPortal national technical meeting, Oct 10, Tianjin, China
IODE     Provided advice to national institutions regarding the establishment of OceanDataPortal technology
 
  • Advisory mission to Argentina, July, 11
IODE     Provided advice to national institutions regarding the establishment of OceanDataPortal technology at the national and international level
Hosted by
UNESCO/IOC Project Office for IODE Oostende, Belgium