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1 CARIBBEAN Regional Sea Level Network Status Report Doug WilsonUS NOAA IOCARIBE-GOOS Co-Chairman Joshua HensonUniversity Of South Florida St. Petersburg, FL, USA Presented at GLOSS IX24-25 February 2005

2 CARIBBEAN Regional Sea Level Network Status Report GLOSS IX February 2005 Rationale for Survey by IOCARIBE-GOOS IOCARIBE-GOOS developed over the period 2000 – 2003, when the strategic plan was completed and accepted by IOC, and recognized as a GOOS Regional Alliance by I-GOOS. IOCARIBE-GOOS implementation is now proceeding along four lines under guidance of a Steering Committee; Assessment Initial Observing System and Pilot Projects Capacity Building Programme Coordination and Development A Sea Level Network Assessment was initiated and funded by IOCARIBE-GOOS as part of regional observing system assessment and foundation for initial observing system An assessment was also deemed critical by IOCARIBE VIII for a regional Tsunami Warning System and referred to IOCARIBE-GOOS for action

3 Results – - have been compiled by Joshua Henson, a graduate student at the University of South Florida, through internet and document searches and a great deal of personal correspondence with contacts throughout the region. - will be made available and updated on the internet - will serve as a key background source for development of an integrated IOCARIBE-GOOS initial observing system and regional tsunami warning system CARIBBEAN Regional Sea Level Network Status Report GLOSS IX February 2005

4 IOCARIBE Tsunami Proposal Annex III: 63 stations, 41 transmitting via GOES Antigua & Barbuda: Parham Aruba: Sint Nicolas Bahamas: Lee Stocking Island Great Inagua Nassau Settlement Point Barbados: Bridgetown Belize: Belize City Bermuda: St. Georges Cayman Islands: Georgetown Colombia: Cartagena Costa Rica: Puerto Limon Cuba: Cabo San Antonio Gibara Guantanamo Bay Siboney Dominica: Roseau Dominican Republic: Puerto Plata Barahona France: Cayene Kourou Fort-de-France Basse Terre Grenada: Prickly Bay Guatemala: Santo Tomas de Castilla Guyana: Georgetown Rosignol Parika Honduras: Cochino Pequeño Puerto Cortes Jamaica: Discovery Bay Kingston Mexico: Progresso Puerto Morelos Tampico Veracruz Netherlands Antilles: Curaço Nicaragua: Puerto Cabezas Panama: Coco Solo (Limon Bay) St. Kitts & Nevis: Basse Terre St. Lucia: Castries St. Vincent: Kingstown Trinidad & Tobago: Charlotteville Guayaguayre Port-of-Spain Turks&Caicos: South Caicos USA: Fernandina Beach Miami (Virginia Key) Key West Naples Clearwater Beach Cedar Key Pensacola Grand Isle Galveston Pier 21 Port Isabel San Juan PR La Parguera PR Lime Tree Bay USVI Charlotte Amalie USVI Venezuela: Cumana Isla Margarita La Guaira 17° 09' 30" 12° 26' 23° 46' 24" 21° 03' 07" 25° 05' 10" 26° 30' 13° 06' 06" 17° 28' 51" 32° 23' 19° 18' 10° 19' 10° 00' 21° 52' 21° 07' 19° 54.4' 23° 09' 15° 18' 20" 19° 49' 18° 11' 4° 56' 5° 12' 14° 36 16° 00' 12° 00' 20" 15° 41.7 6° 48.5' 6° 18' 15" 6° 50' 48" 15° 57' 09" 15 50.1 18° 28' 06" 17° 56' 54" 21° 17' 20° 50' 22° 13' 19° 12' 12° 07' 14 01.2 9° 22' 17° 17' 24" 14° 01' 20" 13° 07' 50" 11° 19' 25" 10° 08' 20" 10° 38' 56" 21° 30' 30° 40' 25° 47' 24° 33' 26° 10' 27° 57' 29° 08' 30° 24' 29° 14' 29° 19' 26° 05' 18° 28' 17° 59' 17° 42' 18° 21' 10° 25' 10º 54' 10 10° 37' 61° 47' 20" 69° 54' 76° 06' 20" 73° 38' 47" 77° 22' 06" 78° 46' 59° 37' 42" 88° 12' 08" 64° 41' 81° 26' 75° 35' 83° 01' 84° 57' 76° 07' 75° 08.9' 82° 21' 61° 23' 42" 70° 41' 71° 07' 52° 20' 52° 39' 61° 05' 61° 44' 61° 45' 56" 88° 37.2 58° 10.5' 57° 30' 45" 58° 23' 06" 86° 29' 56" 87 57.2 77° 25' 00" 76° 50' 42" 89° 40' 86° 52' 97° 51' 96° 08' 68° 56' 83 22.9 79° 54' 62° 42' 36" 61° 00' 06" 61° 11' 55" 60° 32' 55" 61° 00' 06" 61° 30' 51" 71° 31' 81° 27' 80° 11' 81° 49' 81° 48' 82° 48' 83° 06' 87° 13' 89° 59' 94° 47' 97° 16' 66° 07' 67° 03' 64° 45' 64° 54' 64° 17' 64º 06' 31 66° 56' GEF/OAS IOC/UNEP GEF/OAS NOAA GEF/OAS UK NOAA Finland National IOC/UNEP National GEF/OAS National GEF/OAS RONMAC IOC/UNEP GEF/OAS Smithsonian RONMAC GEF/OAS National NOAA National RONMAC Canal Zone GEF/OAS IOC/UNEP National IOC National Acoustic Pressure Acoustic Pressure Float Pressure Float Acoustic Float Acoustic Bubbler Float Pressure Float Acoustic Float Acoustic Pressure Acoustic Float Acoustic Float GOES None GOES None GOES None GOES None GOES None GOES None GOES None GOES None GOES None Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No Met., SST None* Met., SST None Met., SST None None* None Met., SST None Met., SST None Met., SST None Met., SST None Met., SST Met., SST* Met., SST None Met., SST None

5 (potential) Caribbean Sea Level Network ref. IOCARIBE Tsunami Proposal Annex III CPACC RONMAC US NWLON IOC/UNEP UK FRANCE MEXICO CUBA SMITH. INST PANAMA VENEZ IOC FIN CUR NOAA DOM REP NOAA

6 Caribbean Sea Level Network Status reported GLOSS IX 02/05 NOT OPERATIONAL GONE OPER / XMIT OPER / NO XMIT UNKNOWN

7 Caribbean Sea Level Network Status reported GLOSS IX 02/05 NOT OPERATIONAL OPER / XMIT OPER / NO XMIT UNKNOWN

8 Caribbean Sea Level Network Status reported GLOSS IX 02/05 OPER / XMIT OPER / NO XMIT UNKNOWN

9 Caribbean Sea Level Network Status reported GLOSS IX 02/05 OPER / XMIT OPER / NO XMIT

10 Caribbean Sea Level Network Status reported GLOSS IX 02/05 OPER / XMIT

11 Modes of Failure Hit by [boat, truck, …] Damaged by storms Removed for [construction, maintenance,…] and not replaced Mechanical breakdown, no spare parts or technical assistance Transmit timing off (common problem for GOES) Leads to: no valid transmissions interference with other GOES transmissions GOES ID invalidated due to inactivity * Several noted as moved or replaced – are they still referenced?

12 Causes of Failure Lack of ownership due to no perceived utility or products no local investment ($$) no attachment to local institutions No data feedback (particularly on transmitting gauges) Legitimate issues of lack of parts, funds, technical capability No sense of urgency to repair (see utility above; especially true for Climate Change programs) Inadequate Program Planning or Management Usually a combination of these causes

13 Recommendations Make water level system a component of an operational system (tsunami, other warnings, other data products) of recognized importance Make sure system contributes real-time products (including other than WL if possible) at local levels Build local capacity in data analysis and use as well as technical ability Promote ownership by requiring local investment (assures ties to purchasing institution) Explore technological changes for more robust and more useful installations Next steps in Caribbean region likely tied to TWS


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