It is envisaged that the GODAE OceanView Science Team (GOVST) will coordinate a programme of activities implemented through the nationally funded activities of its members.
The GOVST will provide a forum where the main operational and research institutions (national groups) involved in global ocean analysis and forecasting develop collaborations and international coordination of their activities. The primary purpose of the team is to accelerate the improvement and exploitation of these systems through exchange of information and expertise and the coordination of joint assessments. The science team consists of scientists leading the scientific development of the major national ocean analysis and forecasting systems, those implementing and improving the system (expertise for this area includes observation, modelling and data assimilation) as well as representatives of key observing systems (e.g. Argo, GHRSST and OST science teams).
The GOVST is responsible for:
GOVST activities will be supported by the GODAE OceanView Programme Office (GOVPO). The GOVPO will provide a central point of coordination, information exchange and communication between GOVST members to facilitate and enhance activities of the science team, to support communication between the co-chairs and the Patrons’ Group and to provide support for the GODAE OceanView task teams in their activities. It is anticipated that the Programme Office will be supported by the GODAE OceanView Patrons’ Group in question of advice and advocacy and through regular financial contribution from the Patrons’ Group member organisations.
The tasks of the Programme Office are to:
The GODAE OceanView Patrons’ Group consists of representatives of those agencies or groups which are well placed to provide guidance to the members of the science team or be kept informed of its discussions and to provide resources for GODAE OceanView activities.
The specific tasks of the Patrons group include to: