21 September 2009

Day 1 draft agenda

Celebrating a decade of progress and preparing for the future

This day will celebrate the decade of progress in the ocean observing system since the OceanObs’99 Symposium, and introduce high-level perspectives and visions for the observing system and delivery of information for the coming decade, from both the provider and user side.

9:00-10:00 Session 1A
Session chairs: Julie Hall, D.E. Harrison, Detlef Stammer
  • Welcome from the co-chairs of the OceanObs'09 Organizing Committee: Julie Hall, D.E. Harrison, and Detlef Stammer (5 min)

  • Welcome to Italy by Volker Liebig, Director of Earth Observation Programmes, ESA (5 min)

  • Opening statement from the sponsors of the conference by Mikael Rattenborg, Director of Operations, EUMETSAT (5 min)

  • Preview of the week ahead and presentation of the draft Conference Statement Julie Hall, Ed Harrison and Detlef Stammer (10 min)

  • Vision of the Conference and the Coming Decade – Patricio Bernal, Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (15 min)

  • Sea level rise, storm surges, and the future of the City of Venice - Pierro Lionello, University of Salento (15 min)
(2 parts)

Session 1B
Celebration of a decade of progress
Session chair: Neville Smith
Looking back at the vision of OceanObs’99: what have we achieved in a decade of growing in situ and satellite observing networks and data system, and the development of ocean-related information; and where is the continuing challenge the greatest? How does the ocean observing system fit into a wider earth system perspective?

  • introduction from the session chair - Neville Smith (10 min)

  • From the in situ perspective - Chet Koblinsky (20 min)

  • From the satellite perspective - Mark Doherty (20 min)

  • The development of the data system and growth in data sharing - Sylvie Pouliquen (20 min)

  • Ocean information for research and applications - Anthony Busalacchi (20 min)
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  12:00-13:15 Session 1C
High level perspectives: the need for ocean observations and information
Session chair: Patricio Bernal
Visions for how different application areas benefit currently and will benefit from an ocean observing and information system
  • Jane Lubchenco (Administrator, U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; by video) (15 min)

  • Jacqueline McGlade (Executive Director, European Environment Agency) (15 min)

  • Shailesh Nayak (Secretary, Indian Ministry of Earth Sciences) (15 min)

  • Michel Jarraud (Secretary-General, World Meteorological Organization; represented by Carolin Richter) (15 min)
  • Discussion (15 min)
13:15-14:45 lunch
(2 parts)
Session 1D
Early successes
Session chair: Toshio Suga
How do ocean observations and products/ services/ information currently serve the following application areas, what additional observations are needed, and what vision can we provide for what is possible in the coming decade?
  • El Niño – Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and seasonal forecasting - David Anderson (20 min)
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  • Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) and attribution and prediction of climate change: progress since the Fourth Assessment - Kevin Trenberth (20 min)
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  • Tsunami forecasting and community resilience - Eddie Bernard (20 min)
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  • Ocean colour: early successes and future needs - James Yoder (20 min)
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  • Long-term monitoring of plankton - Peter Burkill (20 min)
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  • Questions and discussion (20 min)

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17:15-20:00 Opening reception
Public side event
ESA Climate Initiative
contact: Jérôme Benveniste
Public side meeting
Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans (POGO)
contact: Trevor Platt
Room: Beatty

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