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GOVST IV meeting

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4th Annual Meeting of the GODAE OceanView Science Team (GOVST-IV)

Where:Mirador Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
When:5 - 9 November 2012
Duration:5 days
Organisers:GODAE OceanView Project Office: Clemente Tanajura (UFBA), Mauro Cirano (UFBA), Kirsten Wilmer-Becker (Met Office), Eric Dombrowsky (Mercator-Ocean) and Andreas Schiller (CSIRO)


GOVST-IV group photo

At GOVST-IV meeting reception


Meeting topics and structure

The topics of the GOVST-IV meeting will include progress reports from the task team activities and a review of the status of the observing system. Particular focus will be given to the organisation of the GODAE OceanView Symposium & Review planned for November 2013.

Please see table for details:

1.Overview and meeting objectivesWhat are the main objectives for this meeting? Prioritisation of topicsPresentations
2. GOV Symposium & ReviewOrganisation of the GOV Symposium & Review (including decisions on programme, themes, key speakers, publications, etc.)Presentations by GOVST co-chairs/project office about current status and following discussion (incl. GOVST contributions)
3. Task TeamsReview of TT activities, workshops, plans, progress and issuesPresentations from task team co-chair(s) followed by a short discussion
4. Ocean Forecasting SystemsHighlights of progress at member OOFSsShort presentations focussing on highlights only (OFS report will replace standard presentations)
5. Observing System StatusOverview of the ocean observing systems status and future requirementsPresentations from Argo, GHRSST, OST, GOOS, CEOS followed by short discussions
6. International collaborationsReview of GOVST links to international and/or intergovernmental groupsPresentations from IOC/JCOMM etc. followed by a short discussion
7. Work planReview of current work plan status and agreement on future updates (e.g. implementation plan)Part of project office presentation
8. Future activitiesGeneral discussion about future plans, related particularly to Symposium/Review and task team activitesCo-chair presentations and discussions


Participation in this event is organised by invitation.


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