Third International
Workshop on Advances in the Use of Historical Marine Climate Data (MARCDAT-III)


Within the general context of the workshop objective three themes have been identified for this particular meeting, and papers dealing with research related to these will be given particular consideration:

  1. Improving integration and promoting joint analysis of remotely sensed and in situ data, in the context of the GCOS and CEOS Essential Climate Variable (ECV) framework, and highlighting the ESA Climate Change Initiative
  2. Improving the data management, accessibility, traceability, homogenization, and analysis of marine surface variables as part of the development of long-term global surface data sets—with reference to cross-cutting issues in land-based research
  3. Initiatives seeking to capitalize on available advances in resolving data homogeneities and uncertainties, and in quality control—by making bias-adjusted and better characterized data (and metadata) available directly to researchers
Papers are also welcomed on other research and operational aspects of marine data processing and usage, including wave summaries, historical data rescue priorities, climate observing system adequacy assessments and dataset intercomparisons.

The program will consist of plenary presentations and discussions, and poster sessions. There will be invited keynote presentations and plenary discussions are anticipated on each of the meeting themes. The extended deadline for receipt of abstracts (or their revision) for consideration as oral or poster presentations is 30 November 2010. Links follow for:


The proceedings was published in JCOMM Technical Report No. 59, including abstracts, electronic (pdf) presentations from authors, and a workshop discussion summary. The Technical Report will be distributed to all participants and National Meteorological Services. Additional key expected outcomes of the meeting are:


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