TPOS January 2016 Monthly Status Report

Summary

A great deal of activity and discussion this month was focused on the generation of content for the 2016 Interim
Report Rough Draft. Every chapter of the nine-chapter outline has received author content; with the exception of
the Summary and Conclusions section. (For more information please see page 9 of this report: “Cross-project
Dependencies and Opportunities.”)
The project was also highly focused on community scientific and technology input, as well as exploring ways to
potentially facilitate engagement through the transition process. Both the Biogeochemistry and Eastern Pacific
Task Teams posted and announced online community surveys. The SC Co-Chair Neville Smith and International
Coordinator Katy Hill conducted a series of meetings with stakeholders in the WIGOS, GCOS, JCOMM, and the
WCRP JPO. Discussions were focused on identifying key upcoming meetings and papers that will facilitate TPOS
2020 partnerships and participation.

Highlights

Backbone Task Team

  • Initial collation of Interim Report Rough Draft R material submitted by the authoring team.

Biogeochemistry Task Team

  • Creation of an online questionnaire to be circulated to the community for response and comment.

Eastern Pacific Task Team

  • Creation of an online questionnaire to be circulated to the community for response and comment.

Modelling and Data Assimilation Task Team

  • Conducted highly engaging and energetic inaugural meeting.

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