Tropical Atlantic Observing System Review (TAOS) kicked off

Tropical Atlantic Observing System (TAOS) Review was kicked off by a workshop organised by CLIVAR Atlantic Region Panel (ARP) in Portland, Oregon, USA, from February 8 to 9, 2018, back to back with the 2018 Ocean Science Meeting. Thirty participants, including the TAOS Review Committee members, invited speakers, representatives from Tropical Atlantic Observing programme/projects, and representatives from agencies in TA rim countries participate the workshop.

There are four sessions that have been addressed by the workshop: 1) Requirements for the Tropical Atlantic Observing Systems; 2) Tropical Atlantic Observing System Networks: Current status and plans to 2030; 3) Data Flow and Information Products; and 4) Governance, Review and Resourcing. Participants were generally agreed on the draft scientific and societal drivers, and timelines for the review. An abstract to be submitted to OceanObs’ 19 is under preparation.

The TAOS Review Workshop was sponsored by World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Centre National de La Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), US CLIVAR, and the EC H2020 AtlantOS project as a major supporter of the TAOS Review Workshop.

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