Fourth Technical Workshop on Ocean Forecasting System of the IOC Regional Secretariat for the Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific

When, local time: 
Tuesday, 5 March 2013 - 9:00am to Wednesday, 6 March 2013 - 6:00pm
Where: 
Indonesia, Bogor
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Contact: 
w.zhu@unesco.org
This Ocean forecasting system could generate crucial forecast information, such as ocean circulation, sea surface temperature, wave height, to serve the needs of a variety of human activities related to marine hazards mitigation, oil and gas exploration, fisheries, navigation, marine parks management and coastal recreational activities. In view of the demand of member states in the region for such a system, WESTPAC has been developing the system since 2010 with several technical workshops, trainings and one web portal based system.<br /><br />This technical workshop was designed to come up with a road for developing the ocean forecasting system at its second phase (2013-2014), with focus to: <br />i. review the past progress and scientific findings of members regarding the OFS project in the first phase; <br />ii. detail the action plan of each country towards the development and implementation of this OFS project for its second phase; <br />iii. revise, update and finalize the Project Document and Roadmap of OFS Project; <br />iv. explore funding opportunities for the implementation of this project, including the possibility of the establishment of OFS Working Group under the Workshop of Managing Potential Conflict in the South China Sea.<br />