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GOVST-V meeting - in China Ocean News

Date added: Thursday 23rd October 2014

GOVST-V-meeting roomGODAE OceanView Science Team, October 2014 at the Capital Hotel, Beijing, China

The GOVST-V meeting in China attracted much attention at the State Oceanic Adminstration (SOA) and the National Marine Environmental Forecasting Center (NMEFC) in Beijing. The meeting hosts Dr. Hui Wang (NMEFC) and Ms. Yue Chen (SOA) welcomed the meeting attendees on the first day. The chairs of the Science Team and the GOV Patrons' Group (Andreas Schiller and Paul DiGiacomo) gave interviews on behalf of the group. Particular focus was given to the international collaboration of GODAE OceanView with the NMEFC and hope for future progress was expressed. The interviews have been published in the China Ocean News, 17/10/2014

China Ocean NewsChina Ocean News, 17/10/14

Extract from newspaper (slightly revised version):  The Fifth International Scientific Committee for Operational Ocean Forecasting Annual Meeting (GOVST-V) was held in Beijing. Representatives from national operational ocean forecasting systems were welcomed by the Deputy Director of theState Oceanic Administration, Department of International Cooperation Chen Yue amd the Director of the National Marine Environmental Forecasting Center Wang Hui. The meeting was organsied jointly by the Chinese National Marine Environmental Forecasting Center and GODAE OceanView (GOV). The GOVST meets since 2008, supporting the progress of operational ocean forecasting systems with events in France, Japan, Brazil and Washington (GOV-symposium). This year the meeting is hosted by the National Marine Environmental Forecasting Center in Beijing, China. During the meeting, scientists and experts of operational oceanography discussed the future strategy for GOV and the progress that has been made since the last meeting, including ocean forecasting systems, global and national ocean observing system status and future needs, collaborations with other intergovernmental agencies and international organisations. Under the topic of annual work progress  the five GOV task teams presented their future plans. The discussion mainly focused on the implementation of the GOV strategic plan (2015 - 2020) and how to improve international collaboration. The strategic plan follows the recommendations from the GOV Review which was conducted in November 2013.