Accession Number : ADA269135

Title :   First Steps Toward a U.S. GOOS. Report of a Workshop on Priorities for U.S. Contributions to a Global Ocean Observing System Held in Woods Hole, Massachusetts on October 14 - 16, 1992.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA

Report Date : 16 OCT 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : This document is the report of a workshop that was held at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on October 14-16, 1992. The purpose of the workshop was to bring together experts from the academic community and government agencies to identify the highest priority measurements that should be made as part of the U.S. contribution to a Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS). The meeting was sponsored by the National Ocean Service (NOS) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) via the Office of Naval Research (ONR); administrative arrangements were made by Joint Oceanographic Institutions Incorporated. The workshop was organized into three parts: (1) an initial plenary session to discuss general concepts of GOOS and the state of national and international planning; (2) working groups on each of the subject areas as defined by the modules: climate, coastal processes, living marine resources, health of the ocean and marine services to agree on definitions of the modules and the priority areas from GOOS measurements; and (3) a final plenary session to discuss and agree on the highest priority measurements and cross-cutting measurements, and the next steps for NOAA (i.e. NOS) to take to implement these in a FY 1995 budget initiative.

Descriptors :   *OCEAN SURVEILLANCE, *GLOBAL, OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, OCEANOGRAPHY, OBSERVATION, ECOSYSTEMS, WORKSHOPS, CLIMATE, MARINE METEOROLOGY, SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES.

Subject Categories : Military Intelligence
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE