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Joint GCOS-GOOS-WCRP Ocean Observations Panel for Climate (OOPC), Seventh session, Kiel, Germany, 5 - 8 June 2002
(2002). Joint GCOS-GOOS-WCRP Ocean Observations Panel for Climate (OOPC), Seventh session, Kiel, Germany, 5 - 8 June 2002. IOC Reports of Meetings of Experts and Equivalent Bodies. GOOS Report, 124. ii, 30 + annexes pp.
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IOC Reports of Meetings of Experts and Equivalent Bodies. UNESCO: Paris. ISSN 1014-9538, more
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Abstract
    This report records the discussions, conclusions, and action items resulting from the 7th session of the OOPC. Ongoing experiments, the state of national commitments to GOOS, carbon observations, future data management systems, and planning for Workshops in the South Atlantic and Indian Ocean were a particular focus of this session. Responsibilities were assigned to carry out decisions arrived at for the following actions:. Provide nominations to GSC to replace members Neville Smith (chair) and Walter Zenk;. Begin planning the second OceanObs99 Conference (perhaps with JCOMM);. Improve OOPC interactions with PICES, ICES, operational sea-ice activities.. Continue direct assistance to GCOS with Second Adequacy report;. Increase OOPC's attention to polar issues;. Consider AOPC requests made to the SST/Sea Ice Working Group (Reynolds);. Review COOP Strategic Design Plan and participate in next COOP meeting;. Make National Reports available to Bert Thompson;. Assist WCRP in forming a group to push for specific satellite observations;. Develop items for POGO meeting scheduled 22 January 2003, Hobart;. Increase OOPC Travel budget to reflect increasing coordination demands;. Pass OOPC thoughts on Tropical Mooring Review to managers;. Press JSC and CLIVAR SSG on importance of continued focus on improving air-sea fluxes;. Press JCOMM and other met groups on importance of VOSClim;. Develop items for CLIVAR reanalysis workshop for COP-VIII.A small working Group was formed to look at mean sea level pressure with AOPC in the context of a GCOS.Individual members were assigned OOPC responsibilities for participating in workshops and working groups, namely: an International Workshop to review the Global Tropical Mooring Network; a workshop on integrating South Atlantic observations; an Indian Ocean Conference on Sustained Observations for Climate: studies on Data Identification Coding, Versions (levels) and Integration; the preparation of a paper that sets out the issues in full and complete communication of original data (e.g., broad band, 2-way, multi-disciplinary) for general consumption; and the development and use of Ocean Climate Indices.

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