An international workshop was convened by WMO/IOC Data Buoy Cooperation Panel (DBCP) to discuss the “Application of Regional Ocean Observations for Increasing Society’s Understanding and Forecasting of Typhoons“. It was co-sponsored by the Key Lab of Satellite Ocean Environment Dynamics (SOED), Second Institute of Oceanography (SIO), State Oceanic Administration (SOA), NOAA Office of Climate Observation, and the WMO. It was hosted by SOED, Hangzhou and featured ocean observation and tropical cyclone experts from China, Taiwan, Papua New Guinea, Saudi Arabia, and the United States. There were 32 participants in the workshop and Dr. Frank Marks, Director of AOML’s Hurricane Research Division (HRD), led the U.S. delegation.
The goals of this Workshop and of the Regional long-term Ocean-Climate Monitoring Capacity for Cyclogenesis Research and Forecasting are:
- Review recent, on-going and planned regional programs on typhoon and its interaction with the ocean,
- Discuss new advances in our understanding of the processes and mechanisms of typhoon-ocean interaction,
- Explore the possibility of regional collaboration to improve typhoon observation and prediction,
- Design an Optimal and cost-effective Observing System for NPOMS Cyclogenesis Research and Forecasting,
- Demonstrate the crucial role of Western Pacific (WESTPAC) ocean observations, such as for understanding and predicting regional cyclogenesis,
- Build Regional and National Human, Institutional and Infrastructure Capacity Needed to Acquire, Process and Deliver Socio-Economic Benefits From Ocean Observations,
- Continue to Learn Practical Implementation Skills for the Deployment of Operational Data Buoys at Sea, the Collection of Buoy Data, and Related Data Management,
- Continue to Align with Objectives of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) to Deliver Ocean Data to the End-User,
- Enhance Coordination and Cooperation between the DBCP Task Team for Capacity Building (TT-CB), WMO Regional Associations (RA-II/V) and the IOC Regional Office for WESTPAC.
The presentations, agenda and list of participants are available here. Dr. Marks made two presentations:
- Marks, F., 2013: Advancing Tropical Cyclone Forecasts Using Observations. Presented to the 2nd Capacity Building Workshop of the WMO/IOC Data Buoy Cooperation Panel (DBCP) for the North Pacific Ocean and Its Marginal Seas (NPOMS-2), Hangzhou, China, October 2013.
- Marks, F., 2013: Advancing Tropical Cyclone Forecasts Using Ocean Observations. Presented to the 2nd Capacity Building Workshop of the WMO/IOC Data Buoy Cooperation Panel (DBCP) for the North Pacific Ocean and Its Marginal Seas (NPOMS-2), Hangzhou, China, October 2013.