GCOS – 120 : Report of the Tenth Session of the IOC Group of Experts on the Global Sea Level Observing System (GLOSS)
Report of the Tenth Session of the IOC Group of Experts on the Global Sea Level Observing System (GLOSS)
Technical > Specialized programme publications
World Meteorological Organization (WMO); United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) ; International Council for Science (ICSU); IOC Group of Experts on the Global Sea Level Observing System (GLOSS), 10th session (6−8 June 2007); Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (IOC-UNESCO)
Technical Commissions (former) > Joint WMO/IOC Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM)
The Group of Experts reviewed the status of its actions and developed a consolidated list for the next intersessional period. After reviewing the state of the GLOSS Core Network and identifying upgrade needs globally, the Group decided to update its Implementation Plan, with particular emphasis on specific technical development of the Network, and on the impact of technological changes on station design, including data delivery. The revised Plan will be aimed at moving the GLOSS Core Network from a research-support service to an operational, multi-purpose, real-time system, especially for tsunami-warning and climate-change purposes. The revised Plan will also clarify the obligations of those Member States participating in the Network.
The Group considered the implications for GLOSS of the development of the IOC Global Tsunami and Other Ocean-related Hazards Early-Warning System. The Group declared its readiness to expand its activities to include provision of technical advice and strategic planning for water-level stations intended for hazards monitoring.
The Group reviewed the specific regional developments in the Indian Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, the Caribbean, the northeast Atlantic Ocean (including the Mediterranean and other regional seas), Africa, as well as Polar Networks. Representatives of the participating Member States informed the Group of advances in the national water-level monitoring systems.
The Group also reviewed the links between GLOSS and other relevant programmes and the updates from the GLOSS Data Centres.
Regarding its own structure and modus operandi, the Group decided to adapt its Science Sub-Group, by allowing it to form ad hoc panels to deal more effectively with specific questions.