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Round table discussion

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As part of the GOV Symposium, a Round Table discussion on the topic of

What does the ocean observing system face in the future?


was organsied and moderated by Dr. David Legler, Chief of Climate Observation Division, NOAA

The aim of the roundtable was to provide a forum for discussion between the symposium participants, exploring the issues, requirements and opportunities for the ocean observing system.

The following panellists presented their thoughts on the above question:

Eric Lindstrom, NASA
Pierre Bahurel, MyOcean
Albert Fischer, IOC
Pierre-Yves Le Traon, Ifremer / Mercator Ocean
Matt Martin, Met Office

Round table discussion 


Round table discussion summary

The round table panel members provided their thought on the future of the ocean observing system (OOS). The main points concerned:

- OOS development (new observations, e.g. SSS, Bio-Argo, Deep-Argo, sea-ice thickness, coastal observing system)

- OOS sustainability (e.g. resources, building communities)

- OOS consolidation (recognition of all observing systems, climate, biogeochem, etc.)

- OOS visibility (e.g. end user awareness, societal benefit, real-time status online, etc.)

- OOS science exploitation (e.g. use for data assimilation, validation, errors, etc.)


A full summary of this dicussion can be downloaded from here.