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GODAE OceanView
Program Office Report 2014
Kirsten Wilmer-Becker, Met Office
GOVST-V meeting, Beijing, China, 13-17 October 2014
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Actions from last meeting
Overview 2013 /14
Symposium & review
Strategic Plan – relevance for PO
Meetings/workshops
Finances
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Short look at the.....
Actions from GOVST-IV (Nov, 2012)
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Actions from last meeting (1/2)
GOVST IV-1-4: Symposium actions
Done
GOVST IV-5:
ASe to write paper on the proposed roadmap for the IV-TT paper on the
intercomparison activity ?
GOVST-IV-6:
KWB to set up mailing list for OSEval-TT members
Done
OSEval-TT
GOVST-IV-7:
OSEval-TT co-chairs to write a short note/paper gathering all TT member plans for the
next year and to provide a work plan update Done
GOVST-IV-8:
OSEval-TT co-chairs to obtain plans for NRT OSEs from TT members
GOVST-IV-9:
OSEval-TT co-chairs to consider contributions from the TT to a special journal issue
following the GODAE OceanView Symposium. Done
GOVST-IV-10:
KWB to talk to OSEval-TT co-chairs to explore need to revive the “registration of
interest” survey for the GOV-GSOP-CLIVAR workshop. Closed
GOVST-IV-11:
KWB to set up new webpage (freely available) explaining the use and benefit of the
GOV website and the twiki for all website users, as current take-up is quite weak.Ongoing
GOVST-IV-12:
MEP TT-co-chairs to decide whether to add “Analysis” to the TT name and to confirm
decision to project office and GOVST co-chairs Done
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Done
Actions from last meeting (2/2)
GOVST-IV-13:
KWB and MM arrange to make available the report from the ESA DA
workshop (Sep 2012) on/from GOV website. Done
GOVST-IV-14:
Long to organise/coordinate teleconference with GOVST co-chairs regarding GOVST
relationship with GOOS-OOPC/GSC Not started
GOVST-IV-15:
ET-OOFS and GOV co-chairs to prepare for GOV Review, co-chairs to be aware of what
JCOMM tries to achieve (e.g. with respect to observational requirements) and to link to
JCOMM through ETOOFS to ensure complementary work and that science developments
feed operational systems Done
GOVST-IV-16:
GOVST to provide feedback to Tony on the use, need and benefit of Aquarius data.
Done
GOVST-IV-17:
KWB to set up a link to ocean synthesis/reanalysis directory from GOVST website
Done
GOVST-IV-18:
GOVST co-chairs to look in the synergy of WIPs, IP and WP and to develop a plan of how to
respond to the review. Done
Done
GOVST-IV-19:
PC and KWB to produce and publish Symposium announcement by end of November 2012.
GOVST-IV-20:
TT co-chairs to coordinate the 3.x sub-sessions, inviting key speakers, etc.
GOVST-IV-21:
Done
PC to identify a representative from the user community to become member of the PC.
GOVST-IV-22:
KWB to forward information from HR (MEOPAR- website) to the GOVST.
GOVST-IV-23:
KWB and co-chairs to consider setting up a survey to gather information about how GOV is
moving forward (for review). TBC
Done
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Done
Done
Project office work – overview 2014
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Highlights
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Successful organisation of the GODAE OceanView
Symposium & Review (Nov 2013)
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Organisation and support for recent and coming GOV
Task Team meetings (COSS-TT, Jan 2014; OSEval-TT, Dec
2014 Dec; COSS-TT, Sep 2015)
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Publication of the First Draft of the new GODAE Ocean
View Strategic Plan (June 2014)
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Planning and organisation of a GODAE OceanView
Special Issue (in progress)
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Organisation of the GOVST-V Annual meeting, Beijing
2014
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Setbacks & blows
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Stepping down of both MEAP-TT co-chairs after
the GOV review
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Loss of Nicolas Ferry as a friend & colleague and
representative of the French OO effort
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Stepping down of Eric Dombrowsky as co-chairs
of the GOVST and leaving the team altogether
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Worsening of the financial situation for GOV due
to discontinuation of funds from some sponsors
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Positive developments
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Fraser Davidson has agreed to the co-chair role of
GOV and as he is closely involved with ET-OOFS we
hope to strengthen the link with JCOMM
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We found two new very motivated co-chairs for the
MEAP-TT: Marion Gehlen (LCSE, France) and Katja
Fennel (Dalhousie University)
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Patrons’ Group leadership change (Paul DiGiacomo is
new chair) strengthens link with NOAA
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Review outcome provides very positive support for
GOV continuation
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New strategy allows for a reshaping of GOV
operations, e.g. regards TT activities
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Meetings and workshops
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Meetings/workshops/teleconferences
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Regular GOVST co-chairs meetings (tele-conf) – ca. every 6-8 weeks
Regular GOV Patrons’ Group chair meetings (tele-conf) – monthly
Patrons’ Group meetings (tele-conf) – 6-monthly
TT co-chair meetings (to be continued)
GODAE OceanView international workshops / meetings:
 GOV Symposium (Nov 2013)
 GOV Review (Nov 2013)
 COSS-TT international coordination workshop (Jan 2014)
Upcoming events:
 Organisation of OSEval-TT meeting, Toulouse (December 2014)
 Organisation of COSS-TT meeting, Lisbon (Sep 2015)
 Organisation of the next GOVST meeting (date & location tbc)
 Plan for a programme coordinator meeting (inviting other international
organisations, e.g. GOOS, IOC/UNESCO, WMO, OOPC, etc.) date & time
tbc
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GOV Review & Strategic Plan
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Review outcomes - collaborations
Project office  to be called Program Office
Review Panel impressed with the overall operations, the
efficiency and the effectiveness of the project office.
Recommendations:
significant value in documenting efficiencies of program
office through an assessment of contributions for GOV, as this
would clearly identify the impact of the Office as evidenced by
quantified leverage and added value.
 there should be a stronger level of effort in communicating
between secretariats on common areas of work and
opportunities for enhancing collaboration.
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Review outcomes - website
The GOV Web site is most effective for internal GOV
community activities. The site was determined to be less
effective for an external audience.
Recommendations:
If the site is intended to include an external audience,
messages for those audiences should be compact and timeless,
and should be updated through external links, an inherently
more efficient practice.
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Strategic Plan – program office
• The GOVST is supported by a program office currently located at
the Met Office, UK. The GOVST works on a five-year planning and
review cycle. Financial and in-kind support required to run the
program office, promote GODAE OceanView activities, organize
Science Team meetings, symposia and summer schools will be
provided by stakeholder agencies and national groups who will be
represented in the GODAE OceanView Patrons Group.
• Through its co-chairs and program office, GODAE OceanView will
interact with and report to JCOMM
• It will be beneficial to also establish closer collaboration between
the GOV programme office and project/programme offices of
other organisations. Therefore an exchange of expertise and
experience between project/programme officers is desirable, e.g.
through regular meetings or telephone conferences.
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Special Journal issue
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Special Issue - preparations
• Following on from the symposium identify and
invite authors to develop community papers
covering broad aspects of GOV involvement
and achievements during the past 5 years
• Confirmation of ~20 papers to be published in
two parts in the Journal of Operational
Oceanography (JOO)
• Part 1 paper (10 papers) have now all been
accepted and are being processed for printing
in Nov 104
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Special Issue part 1 - papers
Introduction to the special Issue, including history and international
context (including references to status of modelling)
Use of satellite observations for operational oceanography: recent
achievements and future prospects
Status & future of data assimilation in operational oceanography
Assessing the impact of observations on ocean forecasts and analyses:
Part 1: Global studies
Assessing the impact of observations on ocean forecasts and analyses:
Part 2: Regional applications
Mike Bell
Pierre-Yves Le
Traon
Matt Martin
Peter Oke
Peter Oke
The Ocean Reanalysis Intercomparison Project (ORA-IP)
Magdalena
Balmaseda
GODAE OceanView Class 4 forecast verification framework:
Global Ocean inter-comparison
Andy Ryan
GODAE OceanView Class-4 Inter-comparison for the Australian Region
Prasanth
Divakaran
Coastal Ocean Forecasting: system integration and evaluation
Villy K. Kourafalou
Coastal Ocean Forecasting: science drivers and user benefits
Villy K. Kourafalou
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Special Issue - next steps
• Publication of part 1 planned for Nov/Dec
2014
• Final submission deadline for part 2 papers
start/mid November 2014
• Review process to be completed by end of Jan
2015
• Submission of accepted papers (part 2) to JOO
in Feb 2015
• Printing and publication of part 2 special issue
in March/April 2015
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Special Issue part 2 - papers
Status & future of the in-situ ocean observing system
Status and future of global and regional ocean
prediction systems (including developing systems)
Building the capacity for forecasting / predicting
marine biogeochemistry: Recent advances and future
developments
Operational ecosystem research: understanding user
scientific requirements and gaps in order to deliver
policy outcomes
Overview of Coupled Prediction effort in GOV
Status and future of development of environmental
information services
Downstream applications served by the national
GODAE Ocean View systems
Exploitation of ocean predictions by the oil & gas
industry
Synthesis of new scientific challenges for GODAE
Overview (title very likely to be changed)
Howard Freeland / David Legler
Marina Tonani
Marion Gehlen
Rosa Barciela
Gary Brassington
Guimei Liu/ Hui Wang
Fraser Davidson
Ralph Rayner
Andreas Schiller
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Financial information
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Finances (1)
GODAE OceanView project office is funded through contributions
of the Patrons’ Group member organisations
Contributions are received as
- Direct funding (annual)
- In kind contributions
- Exceptional contributions (e.g. symposia)
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Finances (2)
o Project office currently running at 80% of my time
o Project office funding only sufficient to provide funds until
March 2015 – future funding at risk due to some sponsors
unable to continue support
o Reduction of working hours could balance the shortfall, but
this would also reduce PO effectiveness
o GODAE OceanView Review supports GOV continuation –
sponsors should follow recommendations
o Dependent on outcome from the Strategic Plan discussion
and willingness of GOV to act on the decisions made
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Patrons’ Group support
Last year…
• Organisation of group meeting (teleconference hosting,
agenda draft, meeting report, etc.
• Funding / invoices (symposium related)
• Preparation and provision of funding reports to Patrons’
Group
Future…
• Continued collaboration with funding body
representatives/Patrons
– Provision of budget information
– Support of group meetings
– Maintenance of funding body contracts and required
documentation
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Summary
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Summary
o Real busy year for the PO with regard to
o GOV symposium & review
o Strategic Plan discussions
o GOV Special Issue
o Set-backs
o Dealing with loosing people, especially support from
Eric (co-chair)
o Reduced financial contributions
o ... but positive outlook on future strategy and new
collaborations
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Thank you
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