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1 French National Report Jean-Baptiste Cohuet, Météo France 8 th VOS TAG meeting, Genoa, Italy 30-31 March 2011.

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1 1 French National Report Jean-Baptiste Cohuet, Météo France 8 th VOS TAG meeting, Genoa, Italy March 2011

2 2 Synopsis 1.French VOS fleet 2.VOS network management 3.Plans for the future

3 3 1. French VOS fleet French VOS fleet consists of 67 VOS: 58 AWS BATOS (among them 4 ASAP) 7 AWS MINOS 2 ships with STANDARD INSTRUMENTS and using TURBOWIN (inactive in 2010) Evolution in 2010: + 5 new VOS (Batos) - 3 VOS stricken off (2 Batos + 1 Minos)

4 4 1. French VOS fleet Various kind of ships: 15 Container ships16 Ferries 3 Sailing ships 3 Fishing ships 6 Oil and Gaz tankers 13 Research vessels 6 Roll-on roll-off 3 Cable ships 2 Patrol ships

5 5 1. French VOS fleet Observations in 2010: Eucos Area World

6 6 1. French VOS fleet Total of observations Manned observations Number of VOS Observations in 2010: Evolution of French VOS fleet in 10 years Nb VOS Observations

7 7 1. French VOS fleet Observations origins in 2010: observations in 2010 ( % compared with 2009)

8 8 2. VOS network management Caen : 5 Batos Le Havre : 8 Batos Aix : 17 Batos Nantes : 2 Batos Bordeaux : 2 Batos Oversea 4 Batos : French Polynesia 3 Batos : Reunion Island 1 Batos : New Caledonia 9 technical teams Brest : 16 Batos French Organisation:

9 9 2. VOS network management Caen : 5 Batos Le Havre : 8 Batos Aix : 17 Batos Nantes : 2 Batos Bordeaux : 2 Batos Oversea 4 Batos : French Polynesia 3 Batos : Reunion Island 1 Batos : New Caledonia 7 Port Meteorological Offices (PMO) Brest : 16 Batos French Organisation:

10 10 2. VOS network management Caen : 5 Batos Le Havre : 8 Batos Aix : 17 Batos Nantes : 2 Batos Bordeaux : 2 Batos Oversea 4 Batos : French Polynesia 3 Batos : Reunion Island 1 Batos : New Caledonia Brest : 16 Batos Maintenance coordinators Team of 3 CMM French Organisation:

11 11 2. VOS network management New tools : a website to point the VOS

12 12 2. VOS network management New tools : a website for VOS management

13 13 2. VOS network management New tools : monitoring tools Missing Data Big errors A daily or weekly list of the big errors (reference : ARPEGE global model)

14 14 3. Plans for the future 1.No new installation of Batos AWS for Météo France network, only for E-Surfmar 2.Batos evolutions (sensors, transmission, software) 3.Improve the quality and the number of manned observations 4.A new AWS for Météo France ships

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