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COSS-TT Meeting - 2017


5th GODAE OceanView Coastal Ocean and Shelf Seas Task Team (COSS-TT) International Coordination Meeting (COSS-ICM5)


hosted by the Nansen-Tutu Centre and the South African Environmental Observation Network (SEAON) with support from the CSIR and the University of Cape Town (Dept. of Oceanography).


                Attendees                 |                     Presentations                     |                  Report


 Where:Breakwater Lodge, Cape Town, South Africa
 When:3 - 7 April 2017
 Duration:4 days (3 + 2 half) (Mon pm - Fri am)

Pierre De Mey (Co-chair of COSS-TT, LEGOS)
Villy Kourafalou (Co-chair of COSS-TT, University of Miami)
Björn Backeberg (CSIR)
Charine Collins (SAEON)
Sharon Bosma (University of Cape Town)
Shari Mento (SAEON)
Kirsten Wilmer-Becker (GODAE OceanView coordinator, Met Office)

 Announcement status: Agenda update and abstract overview (20 March 2017)


COSS-TT ICM5 group photo

COSS-TT Meeting (ICM-5) Group Photo

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The main goal of the Coastal Ocean and Shelf Seas Task Team (COSS-TT) is to work in coordination with GOVST and GOOS towards the provision of a sound scientific basis for sustainable multidisciplinary downscaling and forecasting activities in the world coastal oceans. The strategic goal of the TT is to help achieve a truly seamless framework from the global to the coastal/littoral scale.


Important community links:

The COSS-TT has established links with the Coastal Altimetry Community to open up opportunities to facilitate cross-fertilization of ideas and to pave the way for routine assimilation of improved coastal altimetry data in coastal models.



  • All COSS-TT members or substitutes
  • Representatives from the GODAE OceanView Science Team and the GOV Patrons' Group
  • Attendees of previous COSS-TT events and local researcher and scientist
  • Members of the broader COSS community, especially those interested in science and methods related to regional/coastal ocean monitoring and forecasting
  • ARCOM community members



The meeting will be hosted Nansen-Tutu Centre and the South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON) with support from the CSIR and the University of Cape Town. It is planned to organise the meeting at the Breakwater Lodge, Cape Town, providing a nice environment for collaborations and allowing attendees room for dicussions and networking.

More information about location, venue and accommodation will be made available soon.


Local hosts and organizers

Local hosts: (contacts for practical meeting organization questions)

COSS-TT co-chairs: (contacts for scientific/agenda-related questions)

GOV programme office : (contact for website-related questions)


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