Third meeting of the Joint Steering Group for the IODE Ocean Data Portal and the JCOMM Pilot Project for WIGOS, Ostend, Belgium, 1-3 November 2010
IOC Project Office for IODE
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The third meeting of the Joint Steering Group for the IODE Ocean Data Portal (ODP) and the JCOMM Pilot Project for WIGOS was held at the Project Office of the IOC International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) in Ostend, Belgium from 1 to 3 November 2010. The meeting reviewed the status of the WIGOS, including the WIGOS Concept of Operations (CONOPS), the WIGOS test of concept Development and Implementation Plan (WDIP), the WIGOS Development and Implementation Strategy (WDIS), and the status of the WIGOS Demonstration Projects. The meeting also reviewed the status of the JCOMM Pilot Project itself, and addressed outstanding issues, including (i) interoperability of ocean data systems with the IODE Ocean Data Portal and/or the WMO Information System (WIS), (ii) instrument practices and the review of WMO and IOC Technical Publications, (iii) quality management, and (iv) Capacity Building.