|Coastal Ocean Observations Panel GOOS Users' Forum Second Session, Trieste, Italy, 5-8 June 2001|
IOC (2001). Coastal Ocean Observations Panel GOOS Users' Forum Second Session, Trieste, Italy, 5-8 June 2001. GOOS Report, 111. IOC Reports of Meetings of Experts and Equivalent Bodies, 174. 25 pp.
Part of: GOOS Report. UNESCO, more
IOC Reports of Meetings of Experts and Equivalent Bodies. UNESCO: Paris, more
This report presents a summary of the topics discussed at the second GOOS Users' Forum and the second meeting of the Coastal Ocean Observations Panel (COOP). The objectives of the GOOS Users' Forum was to: (i) seek user input to the design and implementation process of the coastal module of GOOS; (ii) raise awareness of the coastal GOOS module among stakeholders, decision makers, industry and scientists in the Adriatic Sea region. Background information on current observing activities and monitoring projects in the Adriatic Sea were presented. The Forum participants also discussed the setting up of an Adriatic Sea COOP pilot project dealing with the modelling of the mesoscale circulation and its relation to pollution and the Adriatic ecosystem. The objective of the COOP session was to review the draft of the integrated strategic design plan for the coastal module of GOOS. The plan will integrate the strategic design plans developed by three former "coastal" design panels under GOOS, i.e. Coastal GOOS, HOTO, and LMR and establish a design framework for an observing system for all aspects of the coastal seas. Several draft chapters of the integrated plan were presented and a plan was developed for finalizing the remaining components of the plan prior to the third session of COOP.