The Joint WMO-IOC Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology

CIFDP-F Stakeholders Workshop

The Stakeholders Workshop for the WMO Coastal Inundation Forecasting Demonstration Project in Fiji (CIFDP-FSW) was held from February 18th to 21st  2013, in Nadi. It represents the the beginning of Phase 1 of the national sub-project of CIFDP in Fiji (CIFDP-F), sponsored by the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and implemented by WMO in collaboration with the Fiji Meteorological Service (FMS).  About 50 participants, including national/international experts and a large number of stakeholder agencies in Fiji, exchanged on the national requirements for the project implementation. The workshop has also set the basis of the Definitive National Agreement (DNA) for CIFDP-F implementation.
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JCOMM Newsletter Issue No.10


The JCOMM Newsletter (Issue No. 10) is now available. Please visit:
The  Newsletter is published online only as it was.  This issue contains the following articles and information:
1    New Co-presidents
2    Priorities for Three Programme Areas (2012-2017)
3    RIMCs Certification to NOAA and SOA
4    Certification to Outstanding Services
5    Articles from Management Committee Members
6    New Colleagues
7    New Leaders and Members in JCOMM
8    Upcoming JCOMM and relevant events
For the next issue: please send information of interest to JCOMM community, and to the IOC-WMO Joint secretariat (Long Jiang, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

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 In 1999, a small group of oceanographers outlined a plan to set up an array of profiling floats to monitor the state of the upper 2 km of the global ocean. The initial objective was to maintain a  network of 3,000 units, in ice-free areas, providing both real-time data and higher quality delayed mode data and analyses to underpin a new generation ocean and climate models. The programme was called Argo.

By late 2007, as a result of remarkable international collaboration, information sharing and the solution of complex technological problems, the 3,000 float target was reached and the array has remained above 3,000 floats ever since despite the global economic downturn. 

Most importantly all Argo data were, and continue to be, made freely available.  


Invitation for contribution to COWCLIP Phase 2

The Coordinated Ocean Wave Climate Project (COWCLIP), supported by JCOMM and WCRP, aims to generate wave climate projections (ultimately of global extent) and aid comprehensive assessments of their cascading uncertainty. Based on the discussion at the first COWCLIP workshop in Geneva (April, 2011;, the inter-comparison of the first community ensemble of global wave climate projections (COWCLIP Phase 1) is now completed and the results are available online.

The wave community is now invited to contribute to the COWCLIP Phase 2 intercomparison study (ongoing until November 2013): It aims to quantify the source of variance between available studies, through a more designed approach using CMIP5 derived datasets.

Please find further information at project



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