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

PI-2

Second Pacific Islands Training Workshop on Ocean Observations and Data Applications

24 - 27 May 2016, Nouméa Cedex, New Caledonia



WMO/IOC Data Buoy Cooperation Panel (DBCP) and Partners
24-27 May 2016
Venue: IRD centre, Nouméa, New Caledonia




PI-1


PI-2 is a Workshop in a Series of IOC WMO JCOMM/DBCP PANGEA Workshops:
1st Pacific Islands Training Workshop on Ocean Observations
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
4th Typhoon Capacity Building Workshop for the North Pacific Ocean and Marginal Seas


Location Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Centre de Nouméa
101 Promenade Roger Laroque
98848 Nouméa Cedex
New Caledonia
Notes 2nd DBCP Pacific Islands Training Workshop on Ocean Observations and Data Applications (PI-2)

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-2 WORKSHOP:
• Increase awareness of ocean processes, ocean observing, and data applications,
• Conceptualization of a Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System,
GOALS OF THE PI-2 WORKSHOP:

• Continue from PI-1 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.
Website http://www.jcomm.info/PI-2
 

Organisers & Staff

 
Organisers
  Sidney W. THURSTON (contact for Airfare)
  Jerome AUCAN (contact for VISA facilitation)
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