The Ocean Observations panel for Physics and Climate (OOPC) is a scientific expert advisory group charged with making recommendations for a sustained global ocean observing system for physics and climate in support of the goals of its sponsors. The OOPC is sponsored by the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS), the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS), and the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP). These in turn are programmes that depend on the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the International Council for Science (ICSU), and for the two observing systems, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
This OOPC meeting will be held in parallel with the GOOS Biogeochemistry/International Ocean Carbon Coordination Project (IOCCP) to discuss cross cutting issues, particularly around setting specifications for variables, network design and input to GCOS reporting, and GOOS strategic mapping.
Following a short plenary session on Tuesday 14th, the panels will meet separately, then meet for a joint day on Wednesday 15th to discuss common issues. The Panels will meet separately again on the 16th to finalise actions and next steps. A Japan regional workshop on the future of coastal observations will be held on Friday 17th.
Date: April 14 - 17, 2015
Place: Aoba Science Hall, second floor of Science Complex C
Posted on：April 2, 2015
Toshio Suga, Department of Geophysics
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