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

WIO-DBCP I

1st DBCP Africa/Western Indian Ocean Capacity Building Workshop

19 - 23 April 2010, Cape Town, South Africa



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ImageTHEME OF THE WORKSHOP:

  • Implementation and Operations Of Indian Ocean Data Buoy Networks and their Applications for Enhancing Regional Predictive Capability

GOALS OF THE WORKSHOP

  • Begin to Build Capacity Within Regional Institutes to Apply New Indian Ocean Observing System (IndOOS) Data, such as from RAMA and others, for Enhanced Predictive Capability for the Region,

  • Demonstrate the Crucial Role of Ocean Observations for Understanding and Predicting Regional Weather, Ocean and climate,

  • Build In-Region Modelling Development Teams (MDT) and Observation Development Teams (ODT), including for the implementation of buoy programmes,

  • Demonstrate the Societal and Economic Benefits of Delivering Enhanced Ocean Observing System Data for Better Informed Decisions,

  • Learn practical implementation aspects for the deployment of operational data buoys at sea, the collection of buoy data, and related data management,

  • Learn Practical Application of Regional Models for Addressing Impacts from Climate Change in the Coastal and Marine Environment,

  • Become Familiar with Tools for Identifying and Accessing Operational Data Streams for Model Assimilation,

  • Validate Model Products from Indian Ocean Observations,

  • Coordinate Regional Institutes for Increasing Western Indian Ocean Observations,

  • Celebrate the IOC’s 50th Anniversary, which began with the 1960 Indian Ocean Expedition.

THEME OF EACH DAY

  • Day 1: Models Need Observational Data to Enhance Their Predictive Capability

  • Day 2: Available Model and Observation Resources

  • Day 3: Societal Applications of Observations and Models

  • Day 4: US IOOS Operational Ocean Prediction System: Examples Applicable for the Western Indian Ocean

  • Day 5: Towards Regional Coordination: Pilot Project for Integration of Data Into Models

THIS WORKSHOP IS SPONSORED BY:

  • WMO/IOC JCOMM Data Buoy Cooperation Panel (DBCP)

  • South African Weather Service (SAWS)

  • Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC)
    • Headquarters, Paris
    • Perth Regional Office
    • Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC)
    • ODINAfrica

  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), USA
    • Office of Climate Observation (OCO)
    • National Data Buoy Center (NDBC)
    • Climate Prediction Center (CPC)

  • UNDP Agulhas-Somali Current Large Marine Ecosystems Project (ASCLME)

  • Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), India
    • National Center for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS)
    • National Institute for Ocean Technology (NIOT

  • First Institute of Oceanography (FIO), State Oceanic Administration, China

  • Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE)

Local Host: South Africa Weather Service

Location The Protea Hotel Sea Point Corner of Main and Arthur Roads Sea Point
Cape Town
South Africa
Website http://www.jcomm.info/wio-dbcp
 

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Created at 19:29 on 19 Jan 2010 by Boram LEE
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