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JCOMM Observing Programme Support Centre Activities , future directions and opportunities. JCOMM III, Nov. 2009, Marrakech Mathieu Belbeoch & Hester Viola. Aims of this talk. Background Infrastructure Products and Services Future Directions Discussion of Opportunities.
JCOMM III, Nov. 2009, Marrakech
Mathieu Belbeoch &
The JCOMM(In-situ) Observing Programme Support Centre is a component of the international coordination mechanism, which aims on behalf of JCOMM to:
JCOMMOPS is now “firmly established as a major support facility for operational ocean observing system.”JCOMM co-presidents, 2009
These GOOS/JCOMM components would need a proper focal point within (or cooperating with) JCOMMOPS.so that sustained support can be provided ...
New programmes incorporated into JCOMMOPS today would immediately benefit from the existing infrastructure and experience gained.
The JCOMMOPS budget is just sufficient for the existing needs but does not allow any flexibility for growth
A new system is being designed to be used into the next decade, with a new generation of integrated web products and services (2010-2012)
JCOMMOPS is not a data centre
… but a support centre managing metadata
25000 visits per year, from 135 countries (e.g. for Argo)
Source: Google Analytics
Integration of the elements of a global system requires focal points, working together
In addition to its web sites, JCOMMOPS provides a responsive and proactive focal point.
Platform Donor Programme:
Real-time ...Very early on, JCOMMOPS provided online, interactive GIS–based, real-time tracking tools for ocean platforms and is now working on a partnership with Google to include JCOMM/GOOS observing system status and products within Google OceanInteroperability targeted: Web Map Services, XML metadata exports, etc.
JCOMMOPS Status maps are widely recognised as authoritative and giving an up-to-date, verified status of the arrays, encouraging community to share the data and showing how the programmes assess and meet their requirements
Products (on-line or on-demand) measuring the growth and efficiency of the arrays.
If there is a need for new information products on platforms, statistics about national/regional contributions, or a map, etc ... just ask JCOMMOPS, email@example.com
Operational for DBCP/VOSUnder development for Argo
Array:Monthly Monitoring Statsallow to look at the trends and detect issues or show progress on a global dataset
Platform:on a specific platform. JCOMMOPS relays quality information from users to producers
Products developed for one programme initially will be adopted for all JCOMMOPS programmes.
“A major support facility for operational ocean observing system” costs money !!!
Ships are the common denominator of all ocean observing systems.
JCOMMOPS needs a dedicated cruise information coordinator for a cross-programme benefit.
We could combine those two needs in a single full time position: 50% JCOMMOPS Cruise / 50% GO-SHIP coordination ( in line with plans of the JCOMM OPA & partners)
priorities are - deployment planning, monitoring, QC feedback tools (from operational centres), Ship callsign Masking (MASK scheme)
JCOMMOPS has an infrastructure in place, providing services to the JCOMM community
Feedback from JCOMM and its programmes indicates that JCOMMOPS is a major element in the successful implemention of the observing systems
JCOMMOPS is visible (evidenced by the 15 proposals for the OPSC)
JCOMMOPS has achieved a lot with meagre means
JCOMMOPS is ready to fulfill new expectations
and pursue new challenges
Activities, Products and Services: feedback orsuggestions?
Resources: What solutions are recommended by JCOMM?
Future Directions: other suggestions?
General Feedback or questions: general discussion
Thank you …