Training Opportunity in Gulf of Guinea and North Atlantic Region
Applications for theTraining Workshop on Marine Forecasting (3-7 March 2014, Dakar, Senegal) are now being received.
This event is designed for marine forecasters and metocean scientists in the Gulf of Guinea and North Atlantic regions, including Gambia, Mauritania, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea Conakry, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cape Verde and Guinea Bissau.
This 5-day workshop aims to enhance understanding on wave dynamics and available tools for ocean forecasting, in particular, on operational wave modelling and products. The training to be provided during the workshop will include lectures on wave dynamics; status of operational ocean forecasting; available forecasting products for the interest of the Region; and in particular, hands-on training sessions on wave modelling.
For further information and to apply, see the workshop web page >>>
GTS distribution of Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) refresh buoy data under SSVX08 KWNB
Data Management Notice
National Weather Service Headquarters, Washington DC
To: GTS users ...
From: RTH Washington Data Management
Subject: National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) distribution of Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) refresh buoy data under SSVX08 KWNB
Effective January 22, 2014
This message provides notice that the NWS National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) will disseminate TAO refresh buoy data under the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) headings collective SSVX08 KWNB instead of SXPA01 KWNB. The legavy TAO buoys will continue to transmit under the SSVX08 KARS header. The current distribution of SXPA01 KWNB will automatically be added to the SSVX08 KWNB header on the effective data. The message format will continue to be FM-18 BUOY, frequency of the reports will be hourly. The daily average message is not distributed for the TAO refresh buoys. TAO data will no longer be distributed on SXPA01 KWNB on the effective date.
Users with automatice decoders should reprogram their systems now to recognize the new bulletin headings for these observations.
If you have any questions about these changes, please contact:
National Data Buoy Center
Stennis Space Center Mississippi 39529
Phone: +1 228-688-3007
This and other NWS Technical Implementation Notices are available at:
eSurge short course on Applying Earth Observation Data to Storm Surge Modelling and Forecasting
Applications for the eSurge short course on Applying Earth Observation Data to Storm Surge Modelling and Forecasting are now being taken.
This two day course will demonstrate and teach modellers and forecasters how the application of Earth Observation data can enhance their efforts to model and forecast storm surges. It will also give experiential knowledge of how integrating and exploring such data might proceed.
For further information and to apply, see http://www.storm-surge.info/training-event/
Inauguration of Partnership Centre for Ocean Data Portal
On 10 September 2013, a Ceremony of the Official Inauguration of the Partnership Centre for the Ocean Data Portal of the International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange Programme of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO was held in the Research Institute of Hydrometeorological Information – World Data Centre (RIHMI-WDC), Obninsk, Russian Federation. The Ceremony was attended by the Executive Secretary of the IOC, Dr. Wendy Watson-Wright, Deputy-Head of the Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring (Roshydromet), Dr. Alexander Makosko, Representatives of the IOC Member-States (Australia, Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Greece), the Inter-Agency National Oceanographic Commission (IANOC) of the Russian Federation and the Administration of the City of Obninsk.