The GTSPP Project: Overview and Options for the Future
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The Global Temperature-Salinity Profile Programme (GTSPP) is a joint programme of the IOC Committee on International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) and the Joint IOC/WMO Committee on the Integrated Global Ocean Services System (IGOSS). IODE and IGOSS are technical committees of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Development of the GTSPP (then called the Global Temperature-Salinity Pilot Project) began in 1989. The short-term goal of the GTSPP was to respond to the needs of the Tropical Ocean and Global Atmosphere (TOGA) Experiment and the World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) for temperature and salinity data. The longer-term goal was to develop and implement an end-to-end data management system for temperature and salinity data, which could serve as a model for future oceanographic data management systems. GTSPP went into operation in November 1990. The first version of the GTSPP Project Plan .....