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

Coastal inundation forecasting for community's safety

 With more people living in crowded cities along the world’s shorelines, coastal forecasting is emerging as an essential service. JCOMM, jointly with the WMO Commission for Hydrology (CHy), is implementing the WMO Coastal Inundation Forecasting Demonstration Project (CIFDP) in Bangladesh, Dominican Republic and Fiji, and there is demand to extend the project concept to neighboring countries with common coastal zone issues.

For more details of the National Sub-Projects of CIFDP, visit the Project web site:



JCOMM Newsletter No.8

 The JCOMM Newsletter Issue No. 8 is now available online. It includes;

Highlights of the past year;
2) Key issues and achievements of JCOMM, and;
Other useful information for JCOMM community.

JCOMM Newsletter #8 online:

To download the Newsletter in PDF version, click here.



Announcement: WCRP-JCOMM COWCLIP Workshop

WCRP logoJCOMM logoJCOMM and WCRP welcome your contributions to the Workshop on Coordinated Global Wave Climate Projections (COWCLIP). The deadline for abstracts is January 14, 2011. 

Workshop goals are to:

  • Create a collaborative working group interested in global wave climate projections;
  • Define a working protocol for the wave climate projection methodology, making use of the WCRP Coupled Model Intercomparison (CMIP5) results;
  • Summarise existing wave climate projection studies, and;
  • Engage interests of the wind-wave community into the larger climate community for planning towards possible CMIP6 and future climate assessments.

For more information, please visit the workshop webpage:


Job Opportunity: DBCP Technical Coordinator

 We are seeking candidates for the position of technical coordinator for the IOC-WMO Data Buoy Cooperation Panel (DBCP) and the OceanSITES, which form part of the JCOMM in situ Observing Programme Support centre (JCOMMOPS), located within CLS in Toulouse, France.

Qualified candidates are invited to apply for the position, by 10 August 2010. Practical details regarding the position, required skills and experience, and the application procedure are provided in the vacancy notice at the UNESCO Recruitweb.  

To Apply to the post, please use the UNESCO online recruitment system here

For more information, please see here

Read more: Job Opportunity: DBCP Technical Coordinator

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