Steering Committee Meeting 2 (Oct. 2015)

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The second meeting of the TPOS 2020 Scientific Steering Committee was held October 14-17, 2015 in Hobart Australia. The meeting was sponsored by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), the Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) and the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS).

Meeting Agenda

1. OPENING AND WELCOME (Co-Chairs)

 

2. AGENDA AND REVIEW OF ACTIONS (NS)

  • Agree agenda
  • Review of Actions from SC 1 (paper)
  • Review of intersessional actions
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    3. STATUS

  • Overview of TPOS and the scientific context (WK)
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    4. ESTABLISHED MAJOR ACTIVITIES

  • Planetary Boundary Layer TT [Cronin and Farrar] (paper)
  • Biogeochemistry TT [Strutton and Sutton] (paper)
  • Eastern Pacific TT [Takahashi and Serra] (paper)
  • Backbone TT [Wijffels and Cravatte] (paper)
  • Modelling and Data Assimilation TT [Kumar and Guilyardi] (paper)
  • Western Pacific [Ken Ando and Smith] (paper)
  • Cross-cutting issues, general discussion
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    5. TPOS CONTRIBUTIONS AND RELATED ACTIVITIES

  • Other Projects and Contributions to TPOS
    • Deep ocean observations and TPOS [Dean Roemmich] (paper)
    • Years of the Maritime Continent [Hendon, Wheeler and Chidong Zhang] (paper)
    • GOOS/GCOS General, Expert Panels, AtlantOS (Katy Hill)
    • CLIVAR (discussion with Wenju Cai)
    • Added item: Discussion of 2015 ENSO (led by Andrew Marshall, CSIRO)
    • SPURS (Tom Farrar)
    • Update on satellite observations (Eric Lindstrom)
  • National Initiatives
    • Update on Chinese Activities [Weidong Yu]
    • Republic of Korea initiatives and new Vessel “Isabu” [Dongchull Jeon]
    • IMOS (Tim Moltmann)
    • USA: NOAA Solicitation (Kathy Tedesco)
    • Others

     

    6. PROJECT OPERATION AND ENGAGEMENT [Andrea McCurdy]

     

    7. INITIAL ASSESSMENT OF PROGRESS AND ACHIEVEMENTS [All]

     

    8. TPOS 2020 TARGETS [Co-Chairs] (paper)

     

    9. GENERAL DISCUSSION [Co-Chairs]

  • Final Session: Actions, Schedule
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    10. SC-2 ACTIONS (NS)

     

    11. OTHER BUSINESS

  • Venue, date for SC-3