Training Workshop on Ocean Observations & Data Applications


Training Workshop on Ocean Observations & Data Applications

To continue the progress gained at last year’s Data Buoy Cooperation Panel (DBCP) workshop (PI-1), more than 30 attendees gathered in Noumea, New Caledonia, to further discussion ocean observations and data applications (PI-2) in the Pacific Islands. The goal is to increase capacity to collect, analyze, and communicate oceanographic data across a number of sectors, such as meteorology and climate services, fisheries, marine trade, and tourism. Increasing capacity in these sectors will enhance the livelihoods of Pacific Islanders, and will allow them to more effectively engage in the global ocean community. The Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD) hosted the workshop, which was also supported by the Joint World Meteorological Organization (WMO) – Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM), NOAA’s Climate Program Office (CPO), Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), and Pacific Community (SPC). PacIOOS staff were invited as trainers to share information about the existing framework in the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands, provide insights into accessing real-time and climate data, and discuss how ocean information supports decision-making and community resilience.

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PacIOOS is the first regional association that was certified as a Regional Information Coordination Entity (RICE) by the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS). Certification provides NOAA and its interagency partners a means to verify that a regional association’s organizational and operational practices, including data management, meet recognized and established standards set by NOAA.