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GOVST-III report - now available

Date added: Thursday 26th January 2012

The report of the latest GODAE OceanView Science Team (GOVST) is now available

The 3rd meeting of the GODAE OceanView Science Team (GOVST-III) took place at ESA HQ in Paris, France from the 14-18 November 2011. The GODAE OceanView Patrons’ Group met separately during on the 16th November in a telephone-conference. The meeting included the science team meeting and separate task tean meetings.

A review of GODAE OceanView activities showed good progress of the IV-TT, OSEval-TT and COSS-TT, particularly in view of Observing System Statements, which were presented for the first time and will be available in the next year. The COSS-TT, the MEP-TT and the SMRCP-TT are all planning workshops in the 2012/13 and are finalising their membership.

The Patrons’ meeting confirmed support for GOVST and strong commitment by the Patrons. The plan to invite Patrons’ Group members as champions for TTs was endorsed and some champion commitments have been confirmed.

The ocean observing system status update was provided by a number of observing system representatives and showed initiatives in many areas (sat observations, framework for ocean forecasting, Argo, PICO, etc.) working towards an integrated observing system, now for example considering societal benefits or observations relevant for ecosystems.

It was agreed to organise a GODAE OceanView Review in 2013. A review sub-committee is being set up which will agree the review terms of reference. The Review will be organised in combination with a symposium.

Download the full report from the document section of this website.


For further information about the meeting (agenda, attendees, etc) please visit the GOVST-III meeting pages.