DBCP National Focal Points for buoy programmes (DBCP-NFP)

(page no longer maintained, please see NFP list at OceanOPS)
The National Focal Points are the appropriate contact points in each Member State for affairs regarding the implementation of the Global Ocean Oberving System (GOOS) at national and global levels. 
This list of DBCP National Focal Points is based on answers to Circular Letter 2666 sent on 1 June 2017 requesting nominations for GOOS, former JCOMM, Argo, GLOSS, SOT and DBCP focal points. 
DBCP Focal Points are nominated via one of following channels : Permanent Representative with WMO, IOC National Focal Point, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Permanent Delegation to UNESCO. 
Scans of all nominations for focal points received to date can be found here.
Member Role Country
Francisco Gavidia Medina
Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales de El Salvador (MARN)
El Salvador
Zacharie Sohou
Centre de Recherches Halieutiques et Océanologiques du Bénin
Benin
Karim HILMI
Institut National de Recherche Halieutique, Centre Régional de Casablanca
Morocco
Wattana Kanbua
Thai Meteorological Department, Meteorological Development Division
Thailand
Paul Oloo
Kenya Meteorological Department
Kenya
Veselka Marinova
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Oceanology
Bulgaria
The Director DWS
Ministry of Fisheries, Water Resources and†
Gambia
Rick Lumpkin
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory
United States of America
René J. Rozeboom
Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut
Netherlands
Columba Creamer
Met Éireann, the Irish Meteorological Service Online Headquarters
Ireland
Igor Ashik
Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute
Russian Federation
Svein Osterhus
Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research
Norway
Kai HERKLOTZ
Bundesamt fuer Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency)
Germany
George Petihakis
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Crete
Greece
Stein Sandven
Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center
Norway
Xiaoxia Li
China Meteorological Administration
China
Fraser Cunningham
Met Office
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
MOHAMED LAMINE KEITA
Centre de Recherche Scientifique de Conakry Rogbanè
Guinea
George STAFFORD
Ministry of Fisheries & Water Resources.
Gambia
Wilberforce Kikwasi
Tanzania Meteorological Authority
United Republic of Tanzania
John Paul Unyimadu
Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research
Nigeria
Indra JAYA
Bogor Agricultural University, Department of Marine Science and Technology
Indonesia
Myrian Tamayo
Marina de Guerra del Perú, Dirección de Hidrografía y Navegación
Peru
Shameem Hassan BHUIYAN
Bangladesh Meteorological Department
Bangladesh
Arulananthan Kanapathipilli Sri Lanka
Joel Cabrie
Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne
Australia
Wilder Álvarez
Dirección General Marítima Colombia
Colombia
Bope Bope Lapwong
Centre de Controle et Surveillance de la Pollution Marine
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Randi Ingvaldsen
Institute of Marine Research
Norway
Steve Knowles
Meteorological Service of New Zealand
New Zealand
Miriam Lucero
Instituto Oceanográfico y Antártico de la Armada del Ecuador
Ecuador
M. Arshid Javed
Pakistan Navy
Pakistan
Vlad Radulescu
National Institute of Marine Geology and Geo-ecology
Romania
Propice Mougouba
Centre National des Données et de l'Information Océanographiques, Gabon
Gabon
Behzad Layeghi
Islamic Republic Of Iran Meteorological Organization
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Daniel Hayes
Oceanography Centre, University of Cyprus
Cyprus
Emre Tukenmez
Turkish Naval Forces, Office of Navigation, Hydrography and Oceanography
Türkiye
Tobias Ferreira
Navy Hydrographic Center (CHM)
Brazil
Lilach Lev
Israel Meteorological Service
Israel
Maja Jeromel
Slovenian Environmental Agency
Slovenia
Xinyang Yue
National Marine Data and Information Service
China
Karim Hilmi
Institut National de Recherche Halieutique, Centre Régional de Casablanca
Morocco
Rita Esteves
Instituto Hidrográfico Lisboa
Portugal
Alvaro Scardilli
Servício de Hídrografia Naval
Argentina
Anna Wranne
Sveriges meteorologiska och hydrologiska institut
Sweden Sweden
Patricia Arreaga
Instituto Oceanográfico y Antártico de la Armada del Ecuador
Ecuador
Emre Gulher
Turkish Naval Forces, Office of Navigation, Hydrography and Oceanography
Türkiye
Riikka Hietala
Finnish Meteorological Institute
Finland Finland
Ahmed Makaoui
Institut National de Recherche Halieutique - Centre Régional de Dakhla
Morocco
Dhifaf Abdulelah Mahdi Al-Khafaji
Ministry of Water Resources
Iraq
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