|IOC-WMO-UNEP-ICSU Steering Committee of the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) Sixth session 26-28 February 2003 Cape Town, South Africa|
IOC/UNESCO (2003). IOC-WMO-UNEP-ICSU Steering Committee of the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) Sixth session 26-28 February 2003 Cape Town, South Africa. GOOS Report, 129. IOC Reports of Meetings of Experts and Equivalent Bodies, 195. 43; VI annexes pp.
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The Sixth Session of the GOOS Steering Committee (GSC) met in Cape Town from 26-28 February 2003.It reviewed and approved recent developments and future plans, and examined the draft 2002 Review of GOOS.It set out its future programme in the shape of 56 Action items. Among these it decided: (i) to write to appropriate agencies to stress the importance of the Jason-2 high resolution satellite altimetry mission; (ii) to increase emphasis on building the capacity of developing countries to participate in and benefit from GOOS; (ii) to urge Member States to implement fully the global ocean climate observing system; (iv) to urge space agencies to provide for the continuity of key data streams for the global ocean climate observing system; (v) to improve linkages between OOPC, COOP, GODAE, and JCOMM; (vi) to organize a second review of the Global Observing System Information Centre (GOSIC); (vii) to encourage a collective approach to North Atlantic observations, with ICES, and to North Pacific observations, with PICES; (viii) to contribute to a Development Plan to improve funding; (ix) to finalize a Communication Plan; (x) to update the 5-year old GOOS Strategic Plan and GOOS Prospectus.