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Task Team Day(s)

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Day 1 and half of day 3 of the GOVST-III meeting is dedicated to the prepraration of the Task Teams.

Monday, 14 Nov is separated into 4 slots allowing meetings for the

OSEval-TT 9:00 - 12:00
MEP-TT 9:00 - 12:00


IV-TT 14:00 - 17:00
COSS-TT 14:00 - 17:00


Wednesday, 16 Nov

SMRCP-TT 14:00 - 17:00


TT meeting agendas and list of disucssion points are listed below:

OSEval-TT (Chair: Peter Oke)

Monday, 14 Nov 9:00 - 12:00

900 Introduction (Peter Oke)

  • Reminder of the OSEval TT mission
  • Review of outcomes from GOV/CLIVAR Workshop on Observing System Evaluation and Inter-comparisons
  • Objectives of this session

0930 NRT OSEs presentation (Matt Martin, for Dan Lea)

  • Review of past NRT OSE results (Jan-May 2011);
  • New results from recent NRT OSEs (June-October 2011);
  • Proposal for NRT OSE results dissemination.

1000 Discussion of NRT OSE activities (Discussion Chair: Peter Oke)

  • Which groups will participate?
  • How should NRT OSE results be disseminated?

1030 GODAE OceanView’s role in supporting the XBT program

  • Demonstrating the quantitative impact of XBT in model sis difficult because of the quantity of Argo data;
  • Should all XBT data be with-held from operational systems and serve as the foundation of model evaluation and inter-comparisons?

1100 Science presentations

  • Speakers TBC

1200 Close session/p>


MEP-TT meeting is cancelled

Room can be used fo alternative discussions

IV-TT (Chair: Matt Martin)

Monday, 14 Nov 14:00 - 17:00

Aims: - update on progress since the Santa Cruz workshop.

  • decide on future priorities
  • prepare for report at the main GOVST meeting /li>


14:00 – 14:30 Review IV-TT actions agreed at Santa Cruz workshop (see below).

14:30 – 16:30 (including 30 mins coffee break). Discuss progress and future work to move forward the various initiatives:

  • Routine class 4 inter-comparison project (Martin/all).
  • QC inter-comparison project (Cummings).
  • Ideas for implementing GOV multi-model ensemble system (Martin)./li>
  • Inter-comparison of climate indices with GSOP (all).

16:30 – 17:00 Summarise discussions in preparation for report to GOVST.

Download Agenda & actions


COSS-TT (Chair: )

Monday, 14 Nov 14:00 - 17:00

Chairs: Villy Kourafalou and Pierre DeMey

  • Discussion: What do we try to achieve? What would be usefu?
  • January 2012 Miami international coordination workshop planning & invitations: status, actions, desired outcome
  • February 2012 Salt Lake City OSM session “Advances in Coastal Ocean Modeling, Analysis, and Prediction”: status, session format


SMRCP-TT (Chair: Gary Brassington)

Wednesday, 16 Nov 14:00 - 17:00

Attendees confirmed

Gary Brassington
Magdalena Balmaseda
James Cummings
Hal Ritchie
Hendrik Tolman
Laurent Bertino (Absent)


Agenda Progress reporting and future plans:

  1. Hal Ritchie - CONCEPTS
  2. Magdalena Balmaseda - ECMWF coupled prediction
  3. Laurent Bertino
    1. The PRACTICE project where we are coupling the EnKF with the Norwegian Earth System Model in view of seasonal to decadal climate predictions. (The project has started last year in collaboration with the University of Bergen but has no web page so far)
    2. The WIFAR project where we are coupling a sea ice model and a wave model for predictions of the Marginal Ice Zone: WIFAR project website
  4. James Cummings - COAMPS
  5. Gary Brassington - CLAM

(Task) Collected references:

  • Latest articles, tech reports
  • Latest experiment programs
  • Workshop reports

Review of workshop outcomes - Ocean Integration in Earth System Prediction Capability Data Assimilation workshop, Sep 27-29, University of Maryland, Pat Hogan (TBC)


Joint GOV/WGNE workshop

  1. Proposal and presentation
  2. Discuss and summarise the objectives
  3. Discuss the community papers
  4. Discuss the leadership group, balance, composition
  5. Discuss the workshop agenda
  6. Discuss the workshop outcomes