DBCP

Data Buoy Cooperation Panel

Initiative Type: Infrastructures

Beleフ[ Statement Area: Ocean Resources, Ocean Technology

Initiative Location: Afghanistan,Albania,Algeria,Angola,Argentina,Australia,Austria,Azerbaijan,Bahamas,Bangladesh,Barbados,Belgium,Belize,Benin,Brazil,Bulgaria,Cabo Verde,Cameroon,Canada,Chile,China,Colombia,Comoros,Congo,Cook Islands,Costa Rica,Cテ?ツエte dテ「ツ?ツ?Ivoire,Croatia,Cuba,Cyprus,Czech Republic,Democratic Peopleテ「ツ?ツ?s Republic of Korea,Democratic Republic of the Congo,Denmark,Djibouti,Dominica,Dominican Republic,Ecuador,Egypt,El Salvador,Equatorial Guinea,Eritrea,Estonia,Ethiopia,Fiji,Finland,France,Gabon,Gambia,Georgia,Germany,Ghana,Greece,Grenada,Guatemala,Guinea,Guinea Bissau,Guyana,Haiti,Honduras,Iceland,India,Indonesia,Iran,Iraq,Ireland,Israel,Italy,Jamaica,Japan,Jordan,Kazakhstan,Kenya,Kiribati,Kuwait,Lebanon,Libya,Madagascar,Malaysia,Maldives,Malta,Mauritania,Mauritius,Mexico,Monaco,Montenegro,Moroco,Mozambique,Myanmar,Namibia,Nauru,Netherlands,New Zealand,Nicaragua,Nigeria,Niue,Norway,Oman,Pakistan,Palau,Panama,Papua New Guinea,Peru,Philippines,Poland,Portugal,Qatar,Republic of Korea,Romenia,Russia,Saint Kitts and Nevis,Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines,Samoa,Saudi Arabia,Senegal,Serbia,Seychelles,Sierra Leone,Singapore,Slovenia,Solomon Islands,Somalia,South Africa,Spain,Sri Lanka,Sudan,Suriname,Sweden,Switzerland,Syrian,Thailand,Timor-Leste,Togo,Tonga,Trinidad & Tobago,Tunisia,Turkey,Turkmenistan,Tuvalu,Ukraine,United Arab Emirates,United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania,United States of America,Uruguay,Vanuatu,Venezuela,Vietnam,Yemen

Time Frame: 1985-Ongoing

Description:

The Data Buoy Cooperation Panel (DBCP) is an international program coordinating the use of autonomous data buoys to observe atmospheric and oceanographic conditions, over ocean areas where few other measurements are taken. DBCP is an official joint body of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC). It consists of the data buoy component of the Joint WMO-IOC technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM) and the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS). It increases the quantity, quality and timeliness of atmospheric and oceanographic data in ocean areas, to improve global forecasts of weather and ocean conditions, plus also to contribute to climate study and oceanographic research. The aims of the DBCP are to: 1. review and analyse requirements for buoy data; 2. coordinate and facilitate deployment programmes to meet network requirements; 3. support information exchange and technology development; 4. improve quantity and quality of buoy data distributed on the Global Telecommunication System (GTS); 5. initiate and support action groups and 6. liaise with relevant international/national bodies and programmes.

Contact: Boris Kelly-Gerreyn, Observing and Information Systems Department World Meteorological, Boris.Kelly-Gerreyn@bom.gov.au

Initiative Website: http://www.jcommops.org/dbcp/