The Fourth Session of the JCOMM Observations Coordination Group (OCG) was held in Hobart, Australia, from 18 to 20 April 2011, at the kind invitation of the Government of Australia. The Session was sponsored by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM). The meeting focused on issues and actions that would help improve the 'systems' aspects of JCOMM, and on collaboration that would appeal and help each individual component. The Group reviewed requirements, refined the implementation goals for the observing networks, and addressed common technical coordination through JCOMMOPS. It noted the need to raise for JCOMM and intergovernmental attention a number of issues relating to the requirements for satellite observations, the fragility of sustained funding for research-supported observing networks critical for weather/seasonal forecasting, the need for the support of navies for deployment in the northwest Indian Ocean, the need to improve high-frequency historical and real-time tide gauge data, and improving support for JCOMMOPS.
Collection(s) and Series: JCOMM Meeting Report- No. 85
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