The Joint WMO/IOC Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM), and its predecessor, has a long-standing programme activity relating to the provision of technical advice on ocean wave and storm surge modelling, forecast and hindcast, to assist national Meteorological Services and Oceanographic agencies in fulfilling their services duties in support of the requirements of users in the whole range of maritime activities (shipping, fisheries, offshore mining, commerce, coastal engineering, construction, recreation, etc.) and the Disaster Risk Reduction.
JCOMM-II (Halifax, Canada, September 2005) recognized the importance of conferences, workshops, seminars and training courses in the coordination of wind wave and storm surge activities globally, for exchange of information on databases, methodologies and techniques, and sharing of expertise among developed as well as developing countries. Of particular note in this regard were the:
1. First JCOMM Technical and Scientific Symposium on Storm Surges, which was held in Seoul, Republic of Korea, from 2 to 6 October 2007, co-sponsored and organized by the WMO and IOC through the JCOMM, jointly with the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) and the Korean Ocean Research and Development Institute (KORDI); and
2. Series of International Workshops on Wave Hindcasting and Forecasting, including the Tenth International Workshop on Wave Hindcasting and Forecasting and Coastal Hazard Symposium, which was held in North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii, from 11 to 16 November 2007, co-sponsored and organized by the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Centre’s Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory, and Environmental Canada, jointly with the WMO and IOC through the JCOMM.
The objectives of the Symposium and the Workshop were:
to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and information related to wind, wave, and storm surge modelling, hindcasting and forecasting, including some special topics related to the evaluation of coastal hazards;
to coordinate ongoing R&D initiatives in these fields;
to develop appropriate input for the dynamic parts of the Guide to Storm Surge Forecasting and the Guide to Wave Analysis and Forecasting;
to provide guidance/technical support for National Meteorological Services and other national agencies providing wind waves and storm surge forecasting and warning services; and
to discuss priorities for future research and development.
This DVD-ROM contains the proceeding of the: