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Data Buoy Observations: The Status Quo and Anticipated Developments Over the Next Decade

David Meldrum(1), Etienne Charpentier(2), Mike Fedak(3), Boram Lee(4), Rick Lumpkin(5), Peter Niller(6), Hester Viola(7)

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This paper reviews the status quo of data buoy observations, from both moored and drifting platforms, throughout the global oceans and anticipates the developments and problems that will eventuate over the next decade or so.

1Leader, Technology Development, Scottish Association for Marine Science, Dunbeg PA37 1QA Oba, Scotland
2Scientific Officer, World Meteorological Organization, CP 2300, CH-1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland
3Mike Fedak, Emeritus Professor, Sea Mammal Research Unit,, St Andrews, Fife KY16 8LB, United Kingdom
4Boram Lee, Scientific Officer, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, 1 rue Miollis, 75732 Paris Cedex 15, France
5Rick Lumpkin, Research Scientist, NOAA-AOML (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory), 4301 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149, USA
6Peter Niiler, Emeritus Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 9500 Gilman Dr, M/C 0213 92093 La Jolla, CA USA
7Hester Viola, Technical Co-ordinator, JCOMMOPS (Joint World Meteorological Organisation (WMO)/Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology/in situ Observing Platform Support Centre - CLS (Collecte Localisation Satellites), 8-10 Rue Hermes, Parc Technologique du Canal, Ramonville St Agne, 31526 France

Correspondence should be addressed to E-mail: dtm@sams.ac.uk

This paper shall be cited as:

Meldrum, D. & Co-Authors (2010). "Data Buoy Observations: The Status Quo and Anticipated Developments Over the Next Decade" in Proceedings of OceanObs’09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society (Vol. 2), Venice, Italy, 21-25 September 2009, Hall, J., Harrison, D.E. & Stammer, D., Eds., ESA Publication WPP-306, doi:10.5270/OceanObs09.cwp.62

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