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

Cross cutting Task Team on the Marine Climate Data System (MCDS)

Terms of Reference


The Task Team on the Marine Climate Data System (TT-MCDS) replaces (i) the Cross Cutting DMPA-OPA Task Team on Delayed-Mode VOS Data (TT-DMVOS), and (ii) the DMPA/ETMC Task Team on Marine-meteorological and Oceanographic Climatological Summaries (TT-MOCS).



The Task Team shall work during the period 2011 to 2020 on the following tasks:



  1. Continue the work of the two TT-DMVOS and TT-MOCS Task Teams to realize the modernization of the Marine Climatological Summaries Scheme (MCSS);

  2. Propose a Vision for 2020 for the future Marine Climate Data System (MCDS) to ultimately replace the existing MCSS;

  3. Propose a Strategy for the realisation of the Vision, to be submitted to JCOMM Management Committee (MAN) through the Data Management Coordination Group (DMCG), taking into consideration the draft strategy that is provided as background document to JCOMM-IV;

  4. Propose an Implementation Plan for the realisation of the Strategy to MAN through DMCG;

  5. Guide and follow the development of the MCDS according to the Implementation Plan, and if necessary propose adjustments to the Implementation Plan;

  6. Report regularly to the ETMC and ETDMP as appropriate;

  7. Develop a MCDS website and actively promote the MCDS within the marine community.





People in Cross cutting Task Team on the Marine Climate Data System (MCDS)

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NAME, POSITION, INSTITUTION

ROLE

COUNTRY

Eric FREEMAN (leader)
Meteorologist/Marine Observation Analyst
National Centers for Environmental Information
co-Chair United States
Lydia GATES (leader)
Deutscher Wetterdienst
co-Chair Germany
Etienne CHARPENTIER
Chief, Observing Systems Division
World Meteorological Organization
Secretariat (WMO) World Meteorological Organization
Albert FISCHER
Head, Ocean Observations and Services Section
Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO
Secretariat (IOC) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO
William ANGEL
  United States
David BERRY
Senior Research Assistant
National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
  United Kingdom
Tim BOYER
NOAA, National Oceanographic Data Centre, Silver Spring
  United States
Fraser CUNNINGHAM
Marine Data Specialist and UK GCC Manager
Met Office
  United Kingdom
Gilbert EMZIVAT
  France
Champika GALLAGE
Scientific Officer, Observing Systems Division
World Meteorological Organization
  World Meteorological Organization

 
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