The DBCP was formed in 1985, as a joint body of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO.
It coordinates the drifting buoy and moored buoy component of the Global Ocean Observing System, World Weather Watch, the World Climate Research Programme, the Global Climate Observing System and the WMO Integrated Global Observing System.
The DBCP increases the quantity, quality and timeliness of atmospheric and oceanographic data in all ocean areas both in real time and delayed mode, to improve global forecasts of weather and ocean conditions, as well as to contribute to climate studies and oceanographic research.
DBCP Governance and Task Teams
- DBCP Executive Board (DBCP-EB)
- DBCP Task Team on Capacity Building (TT-CB)
- DBCP Task Team on Moored Buoys (TT-MB)
- DBCP Task Team on Data Management (TT-DM)
- DBCP Task Team on Data Buoy Best Practices and Technology Development (TT-DBPD)
- DBCP Task Team on Wave Measurement (TT-WM)
- DBCP Task Team on Environmental Stewardship (TT-ES)
- Pilot Project on High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (PP-HRSST)
- DBCP Working Group on data buoy Vandalism
- DBCP National Focal Points for buoy programmes (DBCP-NFP)
- DBCP Action Groups
See the real time view of operational DBCP platforms.