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Ocean Observations Panel for Climate (OOPC)

The Ocean Observations Panel for Climate is a scientific expert advisory group charged with making recommendations for a sustained global ocean observing system for climate in support of the goals of its sponsors. This includes recommendations for phased implementation. The Panel also aids in the development of strategies for evaluation and evolution of the system and of its recommendations, and supports global ocean observing activities by interested parties through liaison and advocacy for the agreed observing plans. The OOPC is sponsored by the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS), the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS), and the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP).

Terms of Reference

OOPC is in the course of changing its Terms of Reference. Here you can find a draft version.


Members (1 March 2014)

Dr Mark Bourassa (Co-Chair)

Florida State University

Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies

Tallahassee FL 32306-2840



Dr Toshio Suga (Co-Chair)

Tohoku University

Graduate School of Science and Faculty of Science

Aobayama Campus 6-3

Aramaki Aza-Aoba

Aoba-Ku 980-8578, Sendai



Dr Johnny Johannessen

Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center

Thormøhlensgt. 47

N-5006 Bergen



Dr Eric Lindstrom

NASA Headquarters

Earth Science Division

Room 3D74 Science Mission Directorate

Mail Suite 3B74 300 E Street SW

Washington DC 20546



Robert Weller

(also OCG Member)

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)

Clark 204a MS 29

Woods Hole MA 02543



Dr John Wilkin

Rutgers University

Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences

Email: wilkin@marine.rutgers.edu



Global Ocean Observing System meeting calendar

Find out more information about OOPC here (IOC/UNESCO)

Last modified on Mon, 17 Mar 2014