DBCP Task Team on Data Management (TT-DM)

Terms of Reference
(as adopted at DBCP-XXXVIII)

The DBCP Task Team on Data Management shall:

  1. Receive and review reports from the Data Management Centres specializing in drifting buoy data, i.e., (i) the Coriolis/France, and (ii) MEDS/Canada; reconcile any overlaps with emphasis on differences;
  2. Liaise on requirements for data buoy observations, for all relevant applications, and submit them in a consolidated way to the related WMO expert groups;
  3. Suggest improvements and address issues to do with real-time distribution of data, including GTS issues, timeliness and methods to improve data  flows;
  4. Suggest improvements and address issues relating to delayed-mode distribution and archiving of the data, with consideration to GOOS OCG data management;
  5. Seek input from stakeholders on which metadata is most important and how it is best managed and coordinate and ensure integration with  the OceanOPS;
  6. Review all TT-DM circulated  publications and documents, to make sure they are kept up-to-date and comply with Quality Management terminology and to ensure these documents to be linked with OBPS repository when ready;
  7. Make sure that the developments and activities proposed by the Task Team are consistent with the governing principles of WMO and IOC;
  8. Make recommendations to the DBCP Executive Board or the DBCP members for addressing the issues above; and
  9. Propose to the DBCP and its Executive Board any evaluation activities and pilot projects that it deems beneficial to buoy operators
  10. Report to the DBCP Executive Board and the DBCP at its annual Sessions.


Membership:


The membership is decided at Panel Sessions and is open to all Panel members.
Member Role Country
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
Co-chair TT-DM United States of America
Emily MacPherson
MetOcean Data Systems Canada
Canada
Jeffrey Wingenroth
Data Buoy Instrumentation LLC
United States of America
Rick Lumpkin
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory
United States of America
Thierry Carval
Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer, Ifremer, Centre de Bretagne
France
Champika Gallage
World Meteorological Organization - Observing System and Information Department
Switzerland
Yann Bernard
Collecte et Localisation par Satellite (CLS/Service Argos)
France
Long Jiang
OceanOPS
TC France
Basanta Jena
National Institute of Ocean Technology, Chennai
India
Tamaryn Morris
South African Environmental Observation Network, Egagasini Node
South Africa
Lancelot Braasch
University of California, San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Co-chair TT-DM United States of America
Christophe Billon
Météo France, Centre de Météorologie Marine
France
Kevin O'Brien
University of Washington
United States of America
Karen Grissom
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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
Brice Robert
Collecte et Localisation par Satellite (CLS/Service Argos)
France
Tania Daniels
South African Weather Service
South Africa
Marc Lucas
Collecte et Localisation par Satellite (CLS/Service Argos)
France
Christophe Guillerm
Météo France, Centre de Météorologie Marine
France
zhimin ma
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Canada
Trajce Alcinov
Marine Environmental Data Section (MEDS), Oceans Science Branch (DFO - OSB), Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Canada
Martha Schonau
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
United States of America
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