The Fifth JCOMM "Workshop on Advances in Marine Climatology" (CLIMAR-V), to be held in Hamburg Germany from 6-8 May 2019, in conjunction with the In Situ Wind Workshop 9 May 2019, aims to build on the outcomes of the four previous CLIMAR workshops (2014, 2008, 2003, 1999); and on the outcomes of the alternating and closely related "Advances in the Use of Historical Marine Climate Data" (MARCDAT) workshops (2016, 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 3 (2017), 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-V (October 2017, Geneva, Switzerland), agreed to the proposal for a fifth such self-funded workshop.
Major goals of CLIMAR-V are: (i) to harmonize the flow of oceanographic and marine-meteorological data and metadata, from sensor to products, (ii) to review the needs of the community for marine climate data and integrated products, (iii) to recommend changes or enhancements to observing and data management practices that will benefit the marine climate community, and (iv) to encourage submissions to the Dynamic Part of the WMO Guide to the Applications of Marine Climatology.
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 Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD) and JCOMM.