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

Cross cutting Task Team on the Marine Climate Data System (MCDS)

Terms of Reference


The Task Team on the Marine Climate Data System (TT-MCDS) replaces (i) the Cross Cutting DMPA-OPA Task Team on Delayed-Mode VOS Data (TT-DMVOS), and (ii) the DMPA/ETMC Task Team on Marine-meteorological and Oceanographic Climatological Summaries (TT-MOCS).



The Task Team shall work during the period 2011 to 2020 on the following tasks:



  1. Continue the work of the two TT-DMVOS and TT-MOCS Task Teams to realize the modernization of the Marine Climatological Summaries Scheme (MCSS);

  2. Propose a Vision for 2020 for the future Marine Climate Data System (MCDS) to ultimately replace the existing MCSS;

  3. Propose a Strategy for the realisation of the Vision, to be submitted to JCOMM Management Committee (MAN) through the Data Management Coordination Group (DMCG), taking into consideration the draft strategy that is provided as background document to JCOMM-IV;

  4. Propose an Implementation Plan for the realisation of the Strategy to MAN through DMCG;

  5. Guide and follow the development of the MCDS according to the Implementation Plan, and if necessary propose adjustments to the Implementation Plan;

  6. Report regularly to the ETMC and ETDMP as appropriate;

  7. Develop a MCDS website and actively promote the MCDS within the marine community.





People in Cross cutting Task Team on the Marine Climate Data System (MCDS)

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NAME, POSITION, INSTITUTION

ROLE

COUNTRY

Fraser CUNNINGHAM (leader)
Marine Data Specialist and UK GCC Manager
Met Office
co-Chair United Kingdom
Lydia GATES (leader)
Deutscher Wetterdienst
co-Chair Germany
Sylvain DE MARGERIE
Director
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Ottawa
  Canada
Eric FREEMAN
Meteorologist/Marine Observation Analyst
National Centers for Environmental Information
  United States
(Tbd) HMEI REPRESENTATIVE
The Association of Hydro-Meteorological Equipment Industry
  Switzerland
Joel HOFFMAN
  France
Athanasia (Sissy) IONA
Head HNODC
  Greece
Elizabeth C. KENT
  United Kingdom
Joseph KIMANI
Kenya Meteorological Department
  Kenya
Shao Hua LIN
Retaired and working at NMDIS with contract right now
  China

 
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