Workshop for a new marine climate data system, Hamburg, Germany, 28 November - 2 December 2011
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The workshop for a new Marine Climate Data System (MCDS) was held at the Deutscher Wetterdienst in Hamburg, Germany, from 28 November to 2 December 2011. The main goals of the meeting were to discuss the vision for a new MCDS in the next 10 years to better address the WMO-IOC-UNEP-ICSU Global Climate Observing System (GCOS), Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS), and the WMO-IOC-UNEP-ICSU Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) marine-meteorological and ocean data requirements for climate monitoring, forecasting, and services, and starting by (i) a modernized Voluntary Observing Ship (VOS) delayed-mode data-flow, (ii) the establishment of a network of WMO-IOC Centres for Marine-meteorological and Oceanographic Climate Data (CMOCs) on the model of the trusted ICOADS, and (iii) the integration of the Responsible National Oceanographic Data Centre (RNODC) for Drifting Buoys (RNODC/DB) and the Specialized Oceanographic Centre (SOC) for Drifting Buoys (SOC/DB) to avoid duplication. Th.....