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

Co-President's Interview

PD2The International Innovation (Research Media, UK), a publication dedicated to disseminating the latest science, research and technological innovations on a global level, published an interview with Co-President Peter Dexter in its August-2011 Edition.

Dr Dexter emphasized the importance of cooperation and coordination to improve ocean and marine systems data. JCOMM's role and present challenges are also discussed during the interview.

» » » Full story in International Innovation (Online)

»·»·» in PDF, Part 1
»·»·» in PDF, Part 2

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:


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