In January 2014, NOAA and JAMSTEC, in collaboration with the Ocean Observations Panel for Climate (OOPC), convened a Review of the TPOS, through a Workshop and associated White Papers. These deliberations considered the immediate actions to address the deterioration in the observing system, as well as activities and recommendations that will lead to a more robust and sustainable system. These considerations formed the basis for initiating the TPOS 2020 project.
The TPOS 2020 Steering Committee (SC) was formed following the January 2014 Workshop, consisting of 15 members from seven nations throughout the Pacific, and spanning a wide range of scientific and engineering expertise.
The 2014 Workshop was held January 27-30, 2014, at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. The Workshop was attended by 65 invitees from 13 countries and 35 institutes. There were various invited talks based on 14 whitepapers and 9 agency presentations and extensive time for discussion. The review committee was made up of the Scientific Organizing Committee plus 3 independent experts.
A series of White Papers were developed in preparation for the January 2014 Workshop by TPOS Community Experts. Download White Papers.
The Following Documents Provide a Summary of the Workshop Proceedings:
- Tropical Pacific Observing System, 2014 Workshop Report
- TPOS 2020 Terms of Reference
- TPOS 2020 January 2014 Workshop Sponsors
- Third CLIVAR Workshop on the Evaluation of ENSO Processes in Climate Models
- W.S. Kessler, Presentation on ENSO Research: Overarching Science Drivers and Requirements for Observations F.P. Chavez, The Tropical Pacific in Relation to Biological Productivity and Living Resources
- Y. Fujii, Evaluation of the Tropical Pacific Observing System from the Ocean Data Assimilation Perspective
- M.A. Balmaseda, Operational Forecasting Systems
- D.E. Harrison, Some Societal Impacts of ENSO
- J.T. Mathis, Tropical Pacific Biogeochemistry
- M.J. McPhaden, Research and Operational Achievements of TAO/TRITON
- B. Murphy, The Tropical Pacific Observing System and the Pacific Islands
- K. Takahashi, Regional Applications of Observations in the Eastern Pacific: Western South America