The Tropical Moored
Buoy Implementation Panel (TIP) will be responsible for development, co-ordination,
and implementation of moored buoy programs in the tropical ocean regions
as part of an integrated approach to observing the climate system to address
the research needs of CLIVAR and the operational strategies of GOOS and
proceedings and reports
Report to 4th JCOMM OCG Session, Hobart, Australia, Apr 2011 PPT format
|Report to 25th DBCP Session, Paris, France, Sept 2009 PPT format
|Report to 24th DBCP Session, Cape Town, S. Africa, Oct 2008 PPT format
|Report to 23rd DBCP Session, Jeju, S.Korea, Oct 2007 PPT format
|Report to 22nd DBCP Session, San Diego CA, US, Oct 2006 PPT format
|Report to 21st DBCP Session, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Oct 2005 PPT format
|Report to CLIVAR Global Synthesis and Observation Panel (GSOP), Boulder, CO US, Nov 2004 PDF format
|Report to CLIVAR SSG-11, Xian, China,
The TIP will serve
the needs of GOOS and GCOS in its role as an Action Group of the Data
Buoy Cooperation Panel (DBCP) and as an integral component of the Data
Buoy Observations Team within the Observations Program Area of the Joint
Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM). The TIP will also co-ordinate tropical moored buoy program
implementation on behalf of CLIVAR and, in particular, provide oversight and co-ordination for experimental pilot arrays.
The Tropical Moored Buoy Implementation Panel replaces the TAO
Implementation Panel (also designated as TIP) which was decommissioned
terms of reference for the Panel are:
- To promote an integrated
approach to moored buoy observations of the climate system in the tropics,
through development of common calibration standards, sampling, and reporting
procedures, and through co-ordination with other CLIVAR, GOOS, and GCOS
panels involved with observing system maintenance and development.
- To assist in the
preparation of annual operating plans for the TAO/TRITON array, PIRATA
array, and related moored buoy arrays in the tropical oceans.
- To promote and
co-ordinate the exchange of technical and logistic information between
institutions participating in the maintenance of these arrays.
- To encourage the
rapid dissemination of moored buoy data in real time via the Global
Telecommunications System and other mechanisms of the Data Management
Program Area of JCOMM; and to encourage user feedback on the timeliness,
accuracy, and utility of the data,
- To advise CLIVAR
and GOOS/GCOS (via the JCOMM Observation Program Area) on the technical
feasibility of expansions and enhancements to existing program, or the
implementation of new moored buoy programmes in the tropics and adjoining
- To facilitate capacity
building at institutions seeking involvement in the deployment and maintenance
of moored buoy arrays in support of CLIVAR, GOOS, and GCOS, in co-ordination
with the Education, Training and Capacity Program Area of JCOMM.
- To ensure that
organizations actively involved in the use of moored buoy data are informed
of the workings of the panel and to encourage, as appropriate, their
participation in the panel deliberations.
- To report annually
to the CLIVAR Global Synthesis and Observations (GSOP) Panel, the GOOS/GCOS/WCRP Ocean Observations
Panel for Climate (OOPC), to the Data Buoy Co-operation Panel, and to
JCOMM through the Data Buoy Observations Team.
will be open to all participants engaged in the tropical moored buoy programs.
To ensure proper co-ordination with CLIVAR research initiatives, up to four
experts will be nominated by CLIVAR to attend TIP meetings. The Chair shall be appointed through an agreement between the sponsoring
groups (CLIVAR and JCOMM). Currently, M. McPhaden (NOAA/PMEL, USA) is chairman of the
panel and K. Ando (JAMSTEC, Japan) is vice-chair.