TPOS March 2015 Monthly Status Report (MSR)

Summary

The Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) office has generously provided in-kind support for the Distributed Project Office (DPO) node in Hobart, Australia. Dr. Ana Lara-Lopez has agreed to serve as Associate Project Manager and work with the Backbone and Biogeochemistry Task Teams. Dr. Lara-Lopes will also draw on IMOS administrative and other services as required to support the Task Teams and the SC-2 meeting on 14-17 October, 2015.

And while otherwise a quiet month as seen from the surface; it was a busy month for Task Team (TT) Chairs and co-Chairs, as well as the SC co-Chairs. They were engaged in the job of discussing and agreeing on TT membership. Over the next few months letters of invitation will be sent and inaugural meeting plans made.

Highlights:

Steering Committee/Co-chairs:

  • The Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) in Hobart, Australia agreed to host a TPOS 2020 Distributed Project Office node.
  • Co-Chair Billy Kessler provided a TPOS 2020overview presentation and was hosted by NDBC in Stennis Space Center, Mississippi
  • Published article in WMO Bulletin: “Progress in Observing and Predicting ENSO”, (Vol 64 (1) – 2015)

Distributed Project Office:

  • Supported details leading up to TPOS 2020 Resource Forum (TRF) Report review

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