Steering Committee

Project Function

The SC will provide scientific and technical oversight for the planning, system design, and implementation of the TPOS. This group will assess the evolving set of requirements through dialogue with relevant users and stakeholders, and coordinate a set of (pilot) projects designed to test and evaluate options. The SC will assess potential technology options for delivering a more effective and efficient TPOS including relevant scientific/expert panels and bodies. Together with the Resources Forum, the SC will manage communication and reporting.

Steering Committee Meetings

Steering Committee Publications

Steering Committee Details

Steering Committee Members and Affiliations:

* indicates Steering Committee Co-Chair

^indicates former Steering Committee Member

NameExpertiseAffiliationCountry
Kentaro Ando^Research ScientistJapan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and TechnologyJapan
Dake ChenProfessorSecond Institute of Oceanography, SOAChina
Sophie CravatteResearcherInstitut de Recherche pour le DéveloppementFrance
Boris DewitteResearcherCentre of Advanced Studies in the Arid ZonesChile
Tom FarrarAssociate Scientist/Physical OceanographerWoods Hole Oceanographic InstitutionUnited States
Harry HendonSenior Principal Research ScientistBureau of Meteorology, MelbourneAustralia
Dongchull JeonP.I. of POSEIDON Project/KORDIKorea Institute of Ocean Science and TechnologyKorea
William Kessler*OceanographerNOAA, Pacific Marine Environmental LaboratoryUnited States
Arun KumarChief, Development DivisionNOAA, Center for Weather and Climate PredictionUnited States
William LargeSenior ScientistUniversity Cooperation for Atmospheric ResearchUnited States
Yukio Masumoto^Co-Chair, Indian Ocean Panel of CLIVAR/GOSObservational Research System for Global ChangeJapan
Dean RoemmichScripps Institution of OceanographyUSA
Neville Smith*RetiredAustralia
Peter StruttonAssociate ProfessorUniversity of Tasmania, Institute for Marine and Antarctic StudiesAustralia
Ken Takahashi^Research ScientistInstituto Geofísico del PerúPeru
Yuhei TakayaSenior ResearcherJapan Meteorological AgencyJapan
Weidong YuDirectorFirst Institute of Oceanography, SOAChina

Terms of Reference

The Steering Committee will:

  • Provide scientific and technical oversight for the planning, system design, and implementation of the TPOS,
  • Assess the evolving set of requirements through dialogue with relevant users and stakeholders,
  • Coordinate a set of (pilot) projects designed to test and evaluate options, which initially may include:
    • Studies of potential broad-scale sampling strategies,
    • Investigation of potential sustained requirements for air-sea interaction and circulations and interactions in the upper ocean,
    • Studies of potential approaches in the tropical Pacific boundary current regions
      and the equatorial wave guide,
  • Assess potential technology options for delivering a more effective and efficient TPOS;
  • Coordinate with other relevant scientific/expert panels and bodies, including those responsible for GOOS information systems and services,
  • Together with the Resources Forum, manage communication and reporting. The TPOS 2020 Project will report to the GOOS SC.

It will meet at least once per year but may meet more frequently if required.
The membership of the Steering Committee shall not exceed 10 (or 12) and should include expertise broadly representative of the scientific and technical elements of the observing system, as well as expertise in the use and application of TPOS products.