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

SOOP Implementation Panel (SOOPIP)

Terms of Reference

The Ship-of-Opportunity Implementation Panel (SOOPIP) coordinates the installation and deployment of instrumentation from Ships of Opportunity that travel in fixed transects, and in particular coordinates the implementation of regional and basin-wide instrumentation that measure physical, chemical and biological parameters, such as XBTs, TSGs, and CPR. Its terms of reference are to:

(a) Review, recommend on and, as necessary, coordinate the implementation of specialized shipboard instrumentation and observing practices dedicated, but not limited, to temperature and salinity measurements;

(b) Coordinate the exchange of technical information on relevant oceanographic equipment and expendables, development, functionality, reliability and accuracy, and survey new developments in instrumentation technology and recommended practices;

(c) Ensure the distribution of available programme resources to ships to meet the recommended sampling network in the most efficient way;

(d) Ensure the transmission of data in real time from participating ships; ensure that delayed mode data are distributed in a timely manner (within 24 hours of the observations) to data processing centres;

(e) Maintain, through the SOT chairperson, appropriate inventories, monitoring reports and analyses, performance indicators and information exchange facilities;

(f) Provide guidance to the coordinator in supporting the Ship-of-Opportunity Programme (SOOP);

(g) Prepare annually a report on the status of SOOP operations, data availability and data quality;

(h) Where relevant, serve as a platform for other observational programmes;

(i) Maintain close communications with the scientific community;

(j) Support the formation of an XBT Science Team dedicated to meet and discuss on a periodic basis results and ongoing research performed with XBT observations.


People in SOOP Implementation Panel (SOOPIP)

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COUNTRY

NAME, POSITION, INSTITUTION, ROLE

TEL/FAX
AUSTRALIA Ann GRONELL THRESHER
Scientist-in-Charge of Operations Argo/SOOP
CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Tasmania
Tel: +61 3 62 325 419
Fax: +61 3 62 325 123
Graeme BALL
Manager, Marine Operations Group
Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne
Member
Tel: +61 3 9669 4203
Fax: +61 3 9669 4168
CANADA Mathieu OUELLET
Senior Policy and Technical Advisor, Oceanographic Data and Products Manager
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Ottawa
Tel: +1 (613) 990-8570
Fax: +1 (613) 990-8570
CHILE Miguel VÁSQUEZ
Head Of Oceanography Department
Servicio Hidrográfico y Oceanográfico de la Armada
Tel: 56-32-2266671
Fax: 56-32-2266542
CHINA Jinkun YANG
Data Management, Research Assistant
National Marine Data and Information Service
Tel: 86-22-24010830
Fax: 86-22-24010926
FRANCE Yves GOURIOU
Institut de Recherches pour le Developpement, Montpellier
Tel: +33-2 98 22 45 07
Fax: +33-2 98 22 44 56
GERMANY Birgit KLEIN
Bundesamt fuer Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency)
Tel: +49 40 3190 3228
Fax: +49 40 3190 5000
INDIA Venkata V. GOPALAKRISHNA
Principal Investigator
National Institute of Oceanography, Goa
Tel: +91 832 245 0302
Fax: +91 832 245 0602
ITALY Franco RESEGHETTI
researcher
ENEA Centro Ricerche Ambiente Marino S. Teresa
Tel: +39 0187 978204
Fax: +39 0187 978273
Giuseppe MANZELLA
Consultant
Distretto Ligure Tecnologie Marine
Tel: +39 329 8313939

 
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