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International SOLAS: Network Progress and Data Management SCOR Summit Meeting London December 2006. Science Structure National Developments Network Activities Major SOLAS Endeavors Data and Project Management . Science. The Domain of SOLAS Research. SOLAS has 3 Foci:
SCOR Summit Meeting
London December 2006
Major SOLAS Endeavors
Data and Project Management
Focus 1: Biogeochemical Interactions and Feedbacks Between Ocean and Atmosphere
Chairs: Bill Miller(USA) & Mitsuo Uematsu (Japan)
Focus 2: Exchange Processes at the Air-Sea Interface and the Role of Transport and Transformation in the Atmospheric and Oceanic Boundary Layers
Chair: Wade McGillis (USA)
Focus 3: Air-Sea Flux of CO2 and Other Long-Lived Radiatively-Active Gases
Chairs: Truls Johannessen (Norway) & Arne Koertzinger (Germany)
Activity is joint w/ IMBER and has 3 sub-groups:
WG1-Surface Ocean Systems
WG3-Sensitivity: (future oceans)
SOLAS 2001 ->
Coordinated Observation and Prediction of the Earth System
Future plans include an African-SOLAS Workshop
Coordinator: Douglas Wallace, IFM-GEOMAR
Submitted: Jan 2006
Proposed start: Jan 2007
Requested: EU 6.5 m over 3 years
(12 Institutions, 43 Investigators, 23 sub-projects)
“Linkages in Biogeochemical Cycles Between the
Surface Ocean and Lower Atmosphere”
July 2006 award; $9.2 million; 5 Year duration
1:1 Global Ocean Trace Gas Surveys
1:2 The North-Atlantic African Dust-Aerosol Experiment (NAFDAE)
1:3 Ocean-Atmosphere Ice-Snowpack (OASIS)
1:4 Climate Modeling in SOLAS (CLIMAS)
2:1 World Ocean Gas Exchange Process Studies
2:2 Surface Spray in situ and modelling studies
2:4 Cape Verde Air-Sea Interaction Time Series Station
3:1 Air-Water Carbon and Methane Fluxes in Coastal Oceans
3:2 Southern Ocean Carbon Dioxide Studies
3:3 Global Surface Carbon Concentration Surveys
3:4 Perturbation Experiments
4:1 Autonomous and Langrangian platforms (ALPS) for SOLAS
4:2 Satellites and Model Assimilations
4:3 Summer School
4:4 Data Management
Anthropogenic Nitrogen Impacts on the Open Ocean
Joint SOLAS/International Nitrogen Initiative (INI) Review of Anthropogenic Nitrogen Impacts on the Open Ocean
University of East Anglia on 17-20 November2006.
The products will be 2-3 papers for submission to journals such as Deep-Sea Research or Global Biogeochemical Cycles, and a review paper submitted to Science or Nature.
SOLAS, NOAA, INI and SCOR sponsored
DMS model inter-comparison workshop
Brussels, 4-8 December 2006
Conduct a systematic comparison of DMS ecosystem models against common data sets to spur improvements and indicate needed observations to better constrain DMS dynamics.
Ad-hoc committee: C. Lancelot, M. Levasseur and A. Vezina
Y. Le Clainche drafted as scientific coordinator, V. Schoemann as local organizer
Ocean Surface pCO2 and
Paris, 11-14 April 2007
Planning Committe: Bronte Tilbrook, Nicolas Metzl, Corrine LeQuere, Roger Dargaville,
Dorothee Bakker, Kitack Lee, Scott Doney, Sylvie Roy, Dick Feely, Jeff Hare
Various SCOR WG’s
Phil Boyd NZ
Minhan Dai China
Mitsuo Uematsu Japan
Maurice Levasseur Canada
Véronique Garçon France
Corinne Le Quéré UK
Peter Liss UK
Uli Platt Germany
Natalie Mahowald US
Eric Saltzman US
Institut Scientifique de Cargèse, Corsica, France
European Cooperation in the Field of Scientific and Technical Research (COST Action 735)
1. Consolidate current knowledge of air-sea interactions.
2. Identify gaps and stimulate new research.
3. Provide a framework into which new data and process-understanding can be assimilated.
4. Develop tools for production of global air-sea fluxes of climate-relevant compounds.
UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
UK SOLAS Knowledge Transfer (KT)
SOLAS Data Management TeamDoug Wallace (Outgoing Chair); Juan Brown (Incoming Chair)Rik Wanninkhof, Claire Reeves, Alex Kosyr, Tom Bell, Phil Williamson, Jeff Hare, Gwen Moncoiffe, Lu Wang
1. Use existing knowledge and infrastructure.
Use internationally agreed standards and protocols..
Work with other projects towards establishing an integrated data
management system and policy.
Plan ahead for rapid data assembly.
Data managers will support data gatherers.
Data should be made available rapidly. Data users will consult and
collaborate with data providers.
7.Data will be reported with metadata and quality flags.
Model documentation, model output and models will be made
available to the community.
9.Participation in SOLAS research requires submission of data to a
SOLAS- approved database or centre.
•Document likely data products and requirements
•Establish data reporting policy (time limits, incentives and enforcements, access rights, meta-data requirements, etc).
• Implement a practical policy for documentation of
models and model-derived products.
•Design a data reporting and retrieval structure that is efficient and compatible with the observational issues.
•Negotiate with nations & funding agencies to organize, fund and implement the data management structure.
•Develop a data management manual (guides to reporting, quality assessment, data and model access procedures).
Class 3: Models, Model Documentation and Model Output.