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

Expert Team on Operational Ocean Forecast Systems (ETOOFS)

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Terms of Reference

The Expert Team on Operational Ocean Forecasting Systems shall:

  1. Manage and maintain the guide, scope and requirement documents, adhering to relevant Quality Management Systems, for Members/Member States providing ocean forecasting services;

  2. Guide and initiate actions at an international level that will contribute to the improvement of operational ocean prediction system efficiency, fidelity and service quality;

  3. Provide advice on OOFS related matters and prepare submissions on the requirements (e.g., research, observational and data management) of OOFS by Members/Member States to other international groups;

  4. Manage and promote the adoption of an international standard to support interoperability and the common formatting of ocean forecast products and services;

  5. Promote and facilitate the support for and development and adoption of member agency services to the wider community, particularly recognised special interest groups (e.g., MAES, MSS, SI, WW,and SS).

As a general principle, these terms of reference will be implemented through specific, defined, time-limited projects.

General Membership

Membership is selected to ensure an appropriate range of expertise and to maintain an appropriate geographical representation. Up to eight members, including the chairperson, representative of a range of activities related to ocean forecasting systems.

Additional experts may be invited as appropriate, representative of the range of activities related to ocean forecasting systems, on a self-funded basis, and in general with no resource implications to JCOMM.

People in Expert Team on Operational Ocean Forecast Systems (ETOOFS)

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Gary BRASSINGTON (leader)
Principal Research Scientist
Bureau of Meteorology
Chair Australia
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Institute of Ocean Sciences
Vice-chair Canada
Thomas GROSS
Programme Specialist GOOS, Web Services
Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO
secretariat Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO
Guijun HAN
Senior Scientist
National Marine Data and Information Service
member China
Sudheer JOSEPH
Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services
member India
Jang-Won SEO
Director, Marine Meteorology Division
Korea Meteorological Administration
member Korea Rep
Hendrik L. TOLMAN
Branch Chief, Marine Modeling and Analysis Branch
member United States
Chilean Navy Weather Service
member Chile
Météo France
core member France
Senior Scientific Officer / Climate and Marine Division
core member Japan

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