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Capabilities of global ocean programmes to inform climate services


Bindoff, NL and Stammer, D and Le Traon, PY and Trenberth, K and Mauritzen, C and Church, JA and Smith, N and Malone, T and Suga, T and Tintore, J and Wilson, S, Capabilities of global ocean programmes to inform climate services, Procedia Environmental Sciences 1, 31 August-04 September 2009, Geneva, pp. 342-353. (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.proenv.2010.09.022


Climate services are identified as a means of providing the information that is needed to support decision makers in assessing the impacts of climate change on the oceans. We discuss the current observation programs to support these services, and their capacity to provide the information needed to monitor and address key science questions. An analysis of the current oceanographic observation programs is shown to be under-subscribed from their original plans. There are vulnerabilities in the current observing programs, particularly in relation to satellite measurements. The interaction of climate services with the research community, with policy makers and stakeholders and operational centres is outlined and leads to four recommendations. The key recommendations are for the more pervasisve development of climate services and for a modest increment in the observing program informed by the recommendations of the OceanObs'09 conference. © 2010 Published by Elsevier.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Climate change science
Research Field:Climate change processes
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Understanding climate change
Objective Field:Understanding climate change not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Bindoff, NL (Professor Nathan Bindoff)
UTAS Author:Church, JA (Dr John Church)
ID Code:71347
Year Published:2010
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2011-07-14
Last Modified:2012-03-21

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