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

Task Team on Instrument Standards (TT-IS)

The Task Team shall:

1. Compile information on existing activities, procedures and practices within JCOMM relating to instrument testing, standardization and intercalibration, as well as the standardization of observation practices and procedures;

2. Using guidance contained in existing guides including the WMO Guides on Instruments and Methods of Observation (WMO-No.8) communicate with manufactures regarding new technologies and recognized equipment problems;

3. Prepare dedicated WebPages containing this information, to be made widely available through the JCOMM web site and linked from other relevant websites (JCOMMOPS, VOS, DBCP, SOOP, and SOT);

4. Provide guidance on testing and the intercalibration of marine meteorological and oceanographic observing systems;

5. Liaise closely with WMO/CIMO, both in the compilation of the information and in assessing what additional work in this area might be required under JCOMM;

6. Liaise closely with IOC in the preparation of the wider compilation of existing instrumentation and observing practices standards in oceanographic observations in general, with a view to inputting an appropriate contribution from JCOMM;

7. Perform intercomparisons as required by SOT Sessions;

8. Review all relevant JCOMM Publications to make sure they are kept up to date and comply with Quality Management terminology;

9. Work with the WMO Commission on Instruments and Methods of Observations for updating the WMO Guide No. 8 section dealing with ship-based observations.

The Task Team also includes the following working groups:

a) Working Group on Publications chaired by Henry Kleta (Germany);

b) Working Group on Automatic Weather Stations chaired by Henry Kelta, and including Sarah North (UK), Shawn Smith (USA), Paula Rychtar (USA), and a representative of Canada (TBD) in its membership;

c) Working on New Technology chaired by Shawn Smith (USA).

People in Task Team on Instrument Standards (TT-IS)

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Henry KLETA (leader)
Senior Field Service Engineer, Automatic Marine Network...
Deutscher Wetterdienst
Chair Germany
Graeme BALL
Manager, Marine Operations Group
Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne
Member Australia
Ship Observations Manager
Met Office
Member United Kingdom
The Association of Hydro-Meteorological Equipment Industry
Associated Member Switzerland
Senior Research Assistant
National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
  United Kingdom
Oceanographer / SEAS Operations
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Atlantic...
  United States
Jean-Baptiste COHUET
VOS focal point & E-SURFMAR VOS Co-ordinator
Météo France
Caridad Ibis GONZALEZ
AMVERSEAS, Research Associete II
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Atlantic...
  United States
Elizabeth C. KENT
  United Kingdom
E-ASAP Programme Manager
Deutscher Wetterdienst

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