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GODAE Ocean Review 2013



The GODAE OceanView Review was held on 7-8 November, 2013, in Baltimore, Maryland, USA at the request of the GOV Patrons.

The primary purpose of the review is to seek to improve the effectiveness of GOV in the future and to enhance stakeholder engagement.

The Review Panel was tasked with reviewing the GOV Science Team, the GOV Task Teams, the GOV Project Office and the GOV Web pages. The performance of the national teams and systems participating in GOV was deemed outside the scope of the review.

The review was organised as a formal review following the GOV Symposium and the members of the GOV Review Panel included:

  • Albert Fischer, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, France
  • Shiro Imawaki, JAMSTEC, Japan
  • Ming Ji, NOAA Ocean Prediction Center, USA
  • Ralph Rayner, Centre for the Analysis of Time Series, London School of Economics, UK
  • Neville Smith, Bureau of Meteorology, Australia
  • Richard W. Spinrad, Oregon State University, USA (Chair)

Prior to the review the Panel was provided with written reports from the GOVST co-chairs and the Task Team co-chairs; the GOVST work plan and the Task Team work plans, and minutes of the Team meetings. At the review, the Panel received verbal reports via Powerpoint presentations from the GOVST co-chairs and Task Team chairs, and the GOV Project Office.

The review report is now freely available.


Following the GOV review outcome the GOVST co-chairs together with the GOV task teams developed the GOV Strategic Plan which is available for download from this website.