The Fourth JCOMM "Workshop on Advances in Marine Climatology" (CLIMAR-IV), to be held in Asheville, NC USA from 9-12 June 2014, in conjunction with the First ICOADS Value-Added Database (IVAD) Workshop, aims to build on the outcomes of the three previous CLIMAR workshops (2008, 2003, 1999); and on the outcomes of the alternating and closely related "Advances in the Use of Historical Marine Climate Data" (MARCDAT) workshops (2011, 2005, 2002). All these workshops have brought together a wide spectrum of marine data users and managers of marine data and products, and have included an underlying focus on the continuing evaluation, utilization, and improvement of ICOADS.
A continuing CLIMAR workshop goal has been to revise Advances in the Applications of Marine Climatology (JCOMM TR No. 13 and WMO/TD-No. 1081)--which constitutes the Dynamic Part of the Guide to the Applications of Marine Climatology (WMO/TD-No. 781)--and the resulting Revision 2 (2011) and Revision 1 (June 2005) of this publication have became freely available via the WMO website. Based on the success of these past workshops, JCOMM-IV (May 2012, Yeosu, Korea Rep.), agreed to the proposal for a fourth such self-funded workshop.
Major goals of CLIMAR-IV are: (i) to review ongoing developments in the flow and standardization of marine (meteorological and oceanographic) data and metadata under JCOMM, (ii) to foster and coordinate the development of marine (meteorological and oceanographic) climate data and products, including ICOADS, and (iii) to seek and compile appropriate contributions for a second revision of the JCOMM TR No. 13.
Participation is invited and anticipated from a wide range of professionals involved in the fields of applications of marine climatology, climatological data archival and retrieval, climate research including modeling, and users of marine climate data and products.
Organization and Sponsors
The Workshop is being organized jointly by JCOMM, and by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Climatic Data Centre (NCDC), and sponsored by the WMO and IOC, and the National Oceanography Centre (UK).