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					JCOMM in situ Observing
Platform Support Centre

         JCOMMOPS
  http://www.jcommops.org/
         http://www.jcommops.org/
• JCOMMOPS was established by JCOMM to combine international
  coordination efforts on the following ocean observation programmes:
   – Data Buoy Cooperation Panel, DBCP (drifting and moored buoys)
   – Ship Observations Team, SOT (including its 3 panels – SOOPIP, ASAPP, VOS)
   – Argo, Profiling Float Programme.




                                                               Data Buoy Cooperation Panel
                                                               http://www.dbcp.noaa.gov/dbcp/

                                                               Argo Information Centre
                                                               http://argo.jcommops.org/

                                                               Ship Observations Team
                                                               http://www.jcommops.org/sot/



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                      JCOMMOPS

• Two Technical Coordinators –
  Mathieu Belbeoch (Argo) and Hester Viola (DBCP/SOT)
• Provide support to programme planning, implementation,
  monitoring and operations, including:
   – observational requirements, data flow and data quality
   – technologies, instrumentation and costs
   – status of networks (maps, monitoring and analysis)
   – reporting from a global standpoint
   – support for platform operators especially with
     the Global Telecommunications System (GTS)
   – deployment opportunities (by ship and air)
   – community information – e.g. News, Meeting information,
     Contact information and mailing lists

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     Observational Networks - Maps


                                                Live, dynamic & interactive maps
                                                               e.g.
                                                 http://w4.jcommops.org/website/GOOS/viewer.htm
                                                  http://w4.jcommops.org/website/Argo/viewer.htm
                                                 http://w4.jcommops.org/website/Gloss/viewer.htm




Observational Network maps (produced monthly)




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          Observational Networks - status

     • Web Mapping interfaces, Geographic Information Systems
       (GIS) and Google Earth can be used to visualise platform
       locations and query metadata.
     • Web Map Services (WMS) are available to “plug in”
       JCOMMOPS network metadata to existing GIS tools.
Argo network in Google Earth (.kml file)   DBCP network in ESRI ArcMap (Web Map Service)




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         JCOMMOPS website

• Read news items about International Programmes
• Platform Query – view details and locations
  e.g. based on unique identifier (WMO Number), all platforms
  owned by a programme/agency, within a geographical area …
• View contact details for people or organisations
  participating in International Programmes
• Search for meeting details and documents such as
  meeting reports or technical papers prepared by
  JCOMM
• View images of platforms, community members or
  maps
• Link to related websites and other information sources
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 Global Data Quality and Quantity

• Weather and ocean data exchanged onto the GTS of WMO
• Reporting and analyses on quality of
   data disseminated onto the GTS
• JCOMMOPS collates - how much
   data is being collected and by which
   country and agency
• Monthly statistics by
   meteorological centres
• Quality Control Relay
   communication system
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      JCOMMOPS is a support centre,
          NOT a data centre
• It provides information and metadata – not raw data
  (available from providers, archives or on the GTS of WMO)
• It acts as a gateway/portal to find information on how to
  obtain data itself, for example:
   – Links to Meteorological centres and information about operators including
     contacts, news, meetings, mailing lists, documentation etc
   – Archived Buoy data and Ship based XBT data
       • Canadian Marine Environmental Data Services
       • USA NOAA/National Oceanographic Data Center
   – Argo Float data
       • Argo Information Centre http://www.argo.net
       • US GODAE server
       • French Coriolis Centre




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     Benefits for SIMORC/Metocean
         of working with JCOMM
• Wider network of quality control of
  weather data, if shared onto the GTS
• International recognition
• Improvements in:
   – Local forecasting, by filling holes in existing
     data sets
   – Large-scale weather forecast models, ocean
     modelling (currents, waves)
• Contribution to:
   – Long term climate, wave and sea-level
     modelling
   – Tests of new technologies and ocean
     observing platforms
     e.g. DBCP Iridium Communications Pilot
     Project, Wave buoys or Hurricane Buoys

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          Benefits for JCOMM
      of working with SIMORC/OGP

• Improved access to Metocean data in remote
  areas with unique conditions
  (if data are shared on the GTS)
• Deployment opportunities –
  directly from installations or
  from transport/supply boats
• Support and resources from
  industry
• Clarification of services required by industry
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       Comments or Questions?

• http://www.jcommops.org

• Contact Details:
  Hester Viola
  JCOMMOPS
  8-10, rue Hermès
  Parc Technologique du Canal
  31526 Ramonville Saint-Agne, France
  Tel: +33 5 61 39 47 82
  Email: viola@jcommops.org

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