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

Observations Coordination Group (OCG)

Terms of Reference

The Observations Coordination Group shall:

(a) Keep under review and advise on the effectiveness, coordination and operation of the Observations work programme, including performance measured against scientific requirements, delivery of raw data, marine telecommunications, measurement standards, logistics and resources;

(b) Provide advice to JCOMM and to Observations Teams on possible solutions for newly-identified requirements, consulting, as appropriate, with relevant scientific groups, the Commission for Basic Systems and the Commission for Instruments and Methods of Observation;

(c) Coordinate with appropriate bodies to ensure the JCOMM contribution towards the development of the WMO Integrated Global Observing System;

(d) Review in situ data requirements and recommend changes, as appropriate, taking into account the continuing development of satellite observations and their capabilities;

(e) Coordinate the development of standardized, high quality observing practices and instrumentation and prepare recommendations for JCOMM;

(f) With concurrence of the Co-presidents of JCOMM, establish and create expert teams, task teams, and pilot projects, as appropriate, to undertake the work of the Observations Programme Area;

(g) Examine trade-offs and use of new and improved observation techniques/developments against: (i) relevant requirements for variables within Global Climate Observing System, Global Ocean Observing System, the WMO Commission for Basic Systems rolling review of requirements and the Global Observing System; and (ii) available resources;

(h) Liaise with, and input to, Commission for Basic Systems activities regarding the consolidated requirements database and operational satellites;

(i) Liaise with, and input to, Commission for Instruments and Methods of Observation activities regarding instruments and methods of observation;

(j) Identify capacity development requirements related to the programme area;

(k) Identify requirements on satellite data and information in the meteorological and ocean domains related to the Programme Area.

Previous Sessions:
5 - 7 Sept 2013 Fifth Session of the JCOMM Observations Coordination Group (OCG)
Silver Spring, United States
18 - 20 Apr 2011 Fourth Session of the JCOMM Observations Coordination Group (OCG)
Hobart, Australia
9 - 11 Mar 2009 Third meeting of the JCOMM Observations Programme Area Coordination Group
Paris, France
23 - 25 Apr 2007 Second session of the JCOMM Observations Coordination Group
Geneva, Switzerland

Observations Coordination Group (OCG) also has the sub-group JCOMM Representative in CIMO

People in Observations Coordination Group (OCG)

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David MELDRUM (leader)
Research Fellow, Technology Development
Vice-Chairperson, OCG United Kingdom
Candyce CLARK (leader)
WMO-IOC JCOMM Observations Coordinator
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Chairperson, OCG United States
Jingli SUN
Assistant Director
National Center for Ocean Standards and Metrology
Leader on intercomparison activities China
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of...
Co-Chairperson, Ocean SITES Steering Team United States
Senior Scientist
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Co-Chairperson, Ocean SITES Steering Team United States
Professor (MLRG/PORD)
University of San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Co-Chairperson, Argo Science Team United States
Chair, Tropical Moored Buoy Implementation Panel (TIP)
Chairperson, TIP United States
Gustavo J. GONI
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Atlantic...
Chairperson, SOOPIP United States
Chairperson, GLOSS-GE United States
DBCP Chairperson
Environment Canada, Meteorological Service of Canada,...
Chairperson, DBCP Canada

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