DBCP Action Groups

  1. A DBCP Action Group is an independent self-funded body that maintains, as a significant element of its responsibilities, an observational buoy programme providing meteorological and oceanographic data for real-time and/or research purposes in support of the World Weather Watch (WWW), the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS), and the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS), and other relevant WMO and IOC programmes.
  2. Action Groups of the DBCP shall support the aims and objectives of the DBCP - as set out in the terms of reference of the DBCP - particularly with respect to:
    • Provision of good quality and timely data to users
    • Insertion of real-time (or near real-time) data into the GTS
    • Exchange of information on data buoy activities and development and transfer of appropriate technology
  3. An Action Group may be regional or national in nature provided that its programme benefits a regional or international community.
  4. To be adopted as an Action Group of the DBCP the terms of reference or operating principles of the body or programme shall be submitted to a session of the DBCP for formal approval. Once approved these shall be lodged with the Secretariats of WMO and IOC.
  5. The DBCP shall support the activities of its adopted action groups especially through the assistance of its officers ( technical co-ordinator and the Secretariats of WMO and IOC) as far as resources allow.
  6. Action Groups of the DBCP shall submit annual reports of their activities to the Chairperson of the DBCP.
Member Role Country
Roberta Boscolo
World Meteorological Organization
Switzerland
Andrew Dickson
University of California, San Diego
United States of America
Chris Hughes
University of Liverpool, Department of Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Anthony Knap
Texas A&M University
United States of America
Michael Lomas
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
United States of America
Thomas Trull
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, Hobart
Australia
Francisco Chavez
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
United States of America
Mike McCann
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
United States of America
Harald Loeng
Institute of Marine Research
Norway
Liliane Merlivat
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Observatoire Océanologique de Banyuls sur Mer
France
Roger LUKAS
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Oceanography
United States of America
John ORCUTT
University of San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
United States of America
Lynne TALLEY
University of San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
United States of America
Alejandro Orsi
Texas A&M University, College Station – Department of Oceanography
United States of America
David CHECKLEY
University of San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
United States of America
Allan Clarke
Florida State University, Department of Oceanography
United States of America
Kevin Speer
Florida State University, Department of Oceanography
United States of America
Molly BARINGER
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory
United States of America
Ariel Troisi
Servício de Hídrografia Naval
Argentina
Jonathan Turton
Met Office
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Hedinn Valdimarsson
Marine Research Institute, Hafrannsóknastofnunin.
Iceland
Johannes Karstensen
GEOMAR Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel
Germany
Pattabhi Rama Rao Eluri
Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services
India
Robert Weller
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
United States of America
Edmo Campos
Instituto Oceanografico da Universidade de Sao Paulo
Brazil
Sylvie Pouliquen
Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer, Ifremer, Centre de Bretagne
France
Taco De Bruin
Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut voor Onderzoek der Zee
Netherlands
Stephen Diggs
University Of California Office of the President (UCOP)
United States of America
Michael McPhaden United States of America
David Meldrum United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Derrick Snowden
NOAA/US Integrated Ocean Observing System
United States of America
Pierre Blouch
Météo France, Centre de Météorologie Marine
France
Scott Woodruff United States of America
Lithakazi MKATSHWA
South African Weather Service, Head Office
South Africa
Ken Jarrott
Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne
Australia
Al Wallace Canada
Joe Linguanti
Institute of Ocean Science (DFO – IOS), Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Canada
Jean Rolland
Météo France, Centre de Météorologie Marine
France
H. Paul Freitag
NOAA Fisheries' National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Seattle
United States of America
Ignatius Rigor
Polar Science Center
United States of America
Luca Centurioni
University of California, San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
United States of America
Shaun R Dolk
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory
United States of America
Eric R Locklear
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, Silver Spring
United States of America
Steven C. Hankin
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research / Pacific Marine Environmental Labolatory
United States of America
Nan Galbraith
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
United States of America
Robert Lawson
Science Applications International Corporation, San Diego
United States of America
Diana GREENSLADE
Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne
Australia
Jerome Aucan
Pacific Community
New Caledonia
Christian Haas
Alfred-Wegener-Institut (Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung)
Germany
Rick Lumpkin
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory
United States of America
Christine Best
Monitoring and Data Service, Meteorological Service of Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Canada
Paul Poli
Météo France, Centre de Météorologie Marine
France
Pablo Clemente-Colon
US National Ice Center
United States of America
Takashi Kikuchi
JAMSTEC Tokyo Office
Japan
Katrina Tiongson
Environment Canada, Meteorological Service of Canada, Ontario
Canada
Marcel Nicolas
Alfred-Wegener-Institut (Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung)
Germany
Cathleen Geiger
University of Delaware
United States of America
Tania Daniels
South African Weather Service
South Africa
Mayra Pazos
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory
United States of America
Mathieu Ouellet
Marine Environmental Data Section (MEDS), Oceans Science Branch (DFO - OSB), Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Canada
Erik Valdes United States of America
Champika Gallage
World Meteorological Organization - Observing System and Information Department
Switzerland
Byung-Gul Lee
Cheju National University, College of Ocean Science
Republic of Korea
Mayra Pazos
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory
United States of America
Myungwon Park
Korea Hydrographic and Oceanographic Administration, Incheon
Republic of Korea
Jooyoung Lee
Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, Korea Hydrographic and Oceanographic Administration
Republic of Korea
Sang Kil Park
Pusan National University
Republic of Korea
Serge Deschamps
Environment Canada, Meteorological Service of Canada, Ontario
Canada
Laura Medeiros
Environment Canada
Canada
Kai HERKLOTZ
Bundesamt fuer Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency)
Germany
Gilbert Emzivat
Météo France, Centre de Météorologie Marine
France
Maris de la Serna
Puertos del Estado
Spain
John Mungai
Kenya Meteorological Department
Kenya
Venkata V. Gopalakrishna
CSIR - National Institute of Oceanography, Goa
India
M Ravichandran India
R. Venkatesan
National Centre for Coastal Research
India
Christopher Kyle Rushing United States of America
Kenneth Connell
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research / Pacific Marine Environmental Labolatory
United States of America
Tshikana Rasehlomi
Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment
South Africa
Marcio Ferreira
Brazilian Navy Hydrographic Center, Directorate of Hydrography and Navigation
Brazil
Ahmed Makaoui
Institut National de Recherche Halieutique - Centre Régional de Dakhla
Morocco
Christian Meinig
NOAA Ocean and Atmospheric Research (OAR)
United States of America
John Wasserman
NOAA National Data Buoy Center
United States of America
Denis Chang Seng
Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO
France
Ting Yu
UNESCO-IOC
France
Nelly Riama
BADAN METEOROLOGI, KLIMATOLOGI, DAN GEOFISIKA
Indonesia
Shannon McArthur
NOAA National Data Buoy Center
United States of America
Alicia Lavin
Instituto Español de Oceanografía – Centro Oceanográfico de Santander
Spain
Kwang nam Han
Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, Korea Hydrographic and Oceanographic Administration
Republic of Korea
Stephen Cucullu United States of America
Nicolas Arcos
NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
United States of America
Laura Alexandra GONZALEZ RODRIGUEZ
Dirección General Marítima Colombia
Colombia
Michael Angove
National Weather Service/National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration
United States of America
Bruce Howe
Department of Ocean and Resources Engineering, University of Hawaii
United States of America
Karen Grissom
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
United States of America
Christopher Moore
NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
United States of America
Anna Wranne
Sveriges meteorologiska och hydrologiska institut
Sweden
Kalpana Chaudhari
INSTITUTE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT & RESEARCH, ISDR,India
India
Patricia Arreaga
Instituto Oceanográfico y Antártico de la Armada del Ecuador
Ecuador
Leonardo Moreno
Dirección General Marítima Colombia
Colombia
Joingjin Lee
Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, Korea Hydrographic and Oceanographic Administration
Republic of Korea
Ria Headley
Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA)
Barbados
Jordan Grigor
Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Keisuke Ariyoshi
JAMSTEC, Marine Biological Sample Database
Japan
Weidong Yu
Sun Yat-Sen University
China
Kentaro Ando
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Yokosuka
Japan
Kathleen O'Neil
NOAA National Data Buoy Center
United States of America
Pedro Velez-Belchi
Centro Oceanográfico de Canarias - Instituto Español de Oceanografía
Spain
Dongkyu Lee
Pusan National University
Republic of Korea
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