The Third Meeting of the Coastal Inundation Forecasting Demonstration Project (CIFDP) Steering Group was opened by Co-Chairs of the Group, Drs Don Resio (University of North Florida) and Val Swail (Environment Canada), at 0830 hours on Monday 2 April 2012, in the conference room of the University of North Florida (UNF), Jacksonville, USA. All participants were warmly welcomed by Dr Mark E. Workman, Provost of the UNF, who expressed his satisfaction to hold this important meeting in the international era at UNF. Dr Workman emphasized the importance of the research and application of meteorology and oceanography to human life, particularly to ensure safety against the natural disaster, and applauded the efforts made by the Group and associated programmes..
The Meeting has focused on: Review of ongoing National Sub-Project in Bangladesh and Dominican Republic, in order to provide advice on their future course of action; Technical recommendation on conceptual design of a CIFDP system; Review and revision of the Project concept and the Implementation Plan
The outcome of the meeting also included the recommendation as to the technical development of the CIFDP in the sub-projects. At the last day of the meeting, the Group , and finally the decisions relating to the management of the Steering Group, including its Terms of Reference, and agreed on the actions tasked to each and all members.Details of the discussion are described below.
The meeting closed at 17.00 hours on Wednesday 4 April 2012.
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Tags: Capacity development ; Flood forecasting ; Littoral zone ; Joint WMO/ IOC Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM) ; Commission for Hydrology (CHy) ; JCOMM MR 92 Add tag