WMO-IOC Data Buoy Cooperation Panel

DBCP Technical Document No. 47

Presentations at the DBCP Scientific and Technical Workshop

Paris, France, 23 September 2013


Programme, presentations (and abstracts) made at the workshop

The Scientific and Technical Workshop preceding the annual Data Buoy Cooperation Panel (DBCP) meetings has become an important forum for stimulating discussion among data buoy operators, designers, and data users. The twenty-ninth session of the DBCP (DBCP-29) was organized the DBCP and hosted by the Intergovernmental Commission (IOC) of UNESCO in Paris, France.

The interest and participation of oceanographic and marine meteorological experts in the activities of the DBCP continues to increase each year. The DBCP Scientific and Technical Workshop presents an ideal opportunity for scientists, operators, and manufacturers to relate their experiences, to exchange knowledge, and to build on or learn from the innovations, developments and good practices of their peers.

The theme of the Workshop was “Buoy Science and Technology”. Presentations were made in the following areas:

  • Technical development

  • Operational Enhancements

  • Marine Forecast and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)

  • Research Applications


Presenter, and author(s)


Presentation Abstract


Bernie Petolas[1]

Status And Performance Of Metocean Iridium Drifting Buoys

x x


Michel Guigue[2]

Optimizing Argos Pmt Settings For Drifting Buoys

x x


Andy Sybrandy[3]

Investigation of Recent Reduced Life Spans of GDP Drifters

x x


Erik Valdes[4], Rick Lumpkin[4], Mayra Pazos[4], and Shaun Dolk[4]

Evaluating Drifter And Drogue Lifetimes For Various Manufacturers

x x


Syd Thurston[5]

Partnerships And Capacity Building

x x


Dong-Kyu Lee[6], Luca Centurioni[7]

The Ekman Current Observed From Drifters In The Northeast Pacific

x x


Mark Blaseckie[8]

A Wind Profiling Platform For Offshore Wind Measurements And Assessment

x x


Lance Braasch[7], and Luca Centurioni[7]

2013 SVP Drifter Developments at SIO

x x


Verena Hormann[7], Lisa M. Beal[9], Rick Lumpkin[4],Gregory R. Foltz[4], and Luca Centurioni[7]

The Response Of The Surface Circulation Of The Arabian Sea To Monsoonal Forcing

x x


R Lumpkin[4]

A New Global Surface Current Climatology, With Application To The Hawaiian Island Region Lead

x x


Edmo Campos[10]

Development And Mooring Of A Brazilian Prototype Of The TAO/PIRATA Atlas Buoy

x x


P Blouch[11]

Capacity Of HRSST-2 Buoys To Measure SST With A High Degree Of Accuracy

x x


Shaun Dolk [4], and Rick Lumpkin[4]

Identifying Drifter Deployment Values Based On Key Factors That Affect Drifter Lifetimes

x x


JonTurton[12], Fiona Carse[12]

Wave Measurement Comparisons From Moored Buoys And Light Vessels

x x


Gilles Reverdin[13], S. Morisset[13], L. Marie[14], Denis Bourras[15], Brian Ward[16], J. Salvador[17], J. Font[17] 

Drifting Characteristics Of SVP Drifters In The North Atlantic Subtropical Gyre

x x


Chris Marshall[18]

Establishing The Canadian Arctic Buoy Array (CABA) - Early Assessment Of Impact On Numerical Weather Prediction MSLP And Ice Forecasts

x x


R. Venkatesan[19], Simi Mathew[19], Vimala J[19]

New Observations Of Subsurface Thermal Saline And Current Structure For The Arabian Sea From Omni Buoys

x x


Tammy Morris[20], Mike Roberts[21], I. Ansorge[22], Breck Owens[23], P.E. Robbins[4]

Tracking Of Mesoscale Eddies Across The Southern Mozambique Channel Using Argo Float Technology

x x


Chris Meinig[24], Scott Stalin[24], Billy Kessler[24], Hugh Milburn[25]

CTD Profiling On A Surface Mooring In The Upper 500m For ENSO Observations

x x


Sergey Motyzhev[26]

Features of GPS use on Argos-2 and Iridium telemetry equipped drifters

x x


Andy Sybrandy[3]

Challenges with Iridium 9602 Modems

x x


[1] Metocean, Canada

[2] CLS, France

[3] Pacific Gyre, USA

[4] Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), USA

[5] Office of Climate Observation (OCO), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), USA

[6] Pusan National University, Republic Of Korea

[7] Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), USA

[8] AXYS Technologies Inc., Canada

[9] Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, USA

[10] Oceanographic Institute – University of São Paulo, Brazil

[11] Surface Marine Operational Service (E-SURFMAR), Grouping of European Meteorological Services (EUMETNET) Economic Interest Grouping (EIG)

[12] Metoffice, United Kingdom

[13] Laboratoire d'Océanographie et du Climat (LOCEAN), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France

[14] Laboratoire de Physique des Océans (LPO), Institut français de recherche pour l'exploitation de la mer (IFREMER), France

[15] Laboratoire Atmosphères, Milieux, Observations Spatiales (LATMOS) / Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography (MIO), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France

[16] National University of Ireland, Galway

[17] Institut de Ciències del Mar (ICM), Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Barcelona, Spain

[18] Meteorological Service of Canada (MSC), Environment Canada (EC)

[19] National Institute of Ocean Technology, Ministry of Earth Sciences, India

[20] Bayworld Centre for Research and Education, Cape Town, South Africa

[21] Oceans and Coast, Department of Environmental Affairs, Cape Town, South Africa

[22] Department of Oceanography, University of Cape Town, South Africa

[23] Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), USA

[24] Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), USA

[25] Sole-Proprietor, USA

[26] Marlin Yug, Ukraine