TPOS June 2015 Monthly Status Report (MSR)

Summary:

This month the project was characterized by many moving parts. The Backbone, Biogeochemistry, and Planetary Boundary Layer Task Teams conducted videoconference sessions. They have begun organizing and drafting strawman documents focused on the redesign of TPOS. In the short-term these documents will be used to create Project-wide agreement on the baseline needs, as well as the short- and long-term vision for the observing system. Ultimately they will evolve to guide the project’s scope, schedule, and required resources.

Opportunity for Involvement:

  • The Climate Observation and Monitoring Division of NOAA’s Climate Program Office released a Federal Funding Opportunity on 2 July 2015 for “In Situ Technologies to Contribute to the Tropical Pacific Observing System (TPOS 2020) Project.”
  • Letter Of Intent Deadline: 30 July 2015
  • Proposal Deadline: 23 September 2015
  • For more information please visit: http://cpo.noaa.gov/GrantsandProjects/ClimateProgramOfficeFFO.aspx
  • For more information see in this Report: Cross-Project Dependencies and Opportunities

Highlights:

Steering Committee:

  • TPOS 2020 had a presence at the NOAA Climate Observation Division, 9th COD Community Workshop
  • TPOS 2020 had a presence at the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) 28th Session of the General Assembly

Backbone Task Team:

  • The second videoconference was conducted on 23 June. For more information see in this Report: Backbone Task Team

Planetary Boundary Layer Task Team:

  • Second videoconference was conducted on 4 June. For more information see in this Report: Planetary Boundary Layer Task Team

Biogeochemistry Task Team:

  • Second videoconference was conducted on 24 June. For more information see in this Report: Biogeochemistry Task Team

2014 Workshop:

  • A revised version of the white paper on the evaluation of TPOS from the ocean data assimilation perspective, written for the TPOS2020 workshop held in Scripps Institute of Oceanography was accepted for publication in QJRMS: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/qj.2579/abstract

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