TPOS March 2015 Monthly Status Report (MSR)


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.


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