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1 Task Team on Metadata for WMO-No. 47 World Meteorological OrganizationIntergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO SOT-IV April 2007, Geneva, Switzerland Graeme Ball Chairman, SOT Ship Observations Team ~ integrating and coordinating international ship-based observing programmes for JCOMM ~

2 16-21 April 2007VOS Metadata and WMO No. 47, SOT-IV, Geneva2 Summary of Intersessional Activities Submission to JCOMM-II on the proposed changes to metadata requirements and data exchange formats. Preparation of metadata version 3 documentation on behalf of WMO for distribution to VOS Operators: »Code Tables – existing, revised and new; »Description of the metadata exchange formats - XML and semi-colon delimited; »Added better description of dimensions with a diagram; and »Added requirements for VOS and VOSClim digital images and drawings.

3 16-21 April 2007VOS Metadata and WMO No. 47, SOT-IV, Geneva3 Summary of Intersessional Activities (cont) Development of XML schema for metadata version 3. Preparation of a consolidated ship routes proposal. Preparation of sample XML and semi-colon delimited files in metadata version 3 format: »For KNMI for TurboWin testing; and »For WMO in response to VOS FP enquiries. Monitoring the receipt of quarterly NMS submissions to WMO No. 47.

4 16-21 April 2007VOS Metadata and WMO No. 47, SOT-IV, Geneva4 Contributors to WMO No Oct Dec 2006 Australia Canada Denmark France Germany Hong Kong India Ireland Japan Netherlands Norway Poland Sweden Spain UK USA Australia Denmark France Germany Greece Hong Kong India Ireland Japan Netherlands New Zealand Norway Sweden Spain UK USA

5 16-21 April 2007VOS Metadata and WMO No. 47, SOT-IV, Geneva5 WMO-No. 47 Changes from 1 July 2007 FieldDescriptionChange othI Other meteorological and oceanographic instruments New table selections vsslPDigital image Description and file naming convention footnotesDescriptions tscale General temperature reporting practice Revised table selections vsslDVessel dimensionsDescriptions rteRoutesConsolidated global list

6 16-21 April 2007VOS Metadata and WMO No. 47, SOT-IV, Geneva6 WMO-No. 47 Changes (cont) New Fields with Associated Code Tables anmTType of anemometer freqScheduled observing frequency anSC Side indicator of the fixed anemometer from the centre line, if appropriate Deleted Fields phGrRadiotelephony and Radiotelegraphy

7 16-21 April 2007VOS Metadata and WMO No. 47, SOT-IV, Geneva7 WMO-No. 47 Changes (cont) New Fields with Associated Code Tables regCountry of registration anmMMake and model of the anemometer awsMMake and model of the Automatic Weather Station awsPName and version of the AWS processing software awsCName and version of the AWS data entry/display software

8 16-21 April 2007VOS Metadata and WMO No. 47, SOT-IV, Geneva8 WMO-No. 47 Changes New Fields vosRRecruitment date of the current VOS participation vosDDe-recruitment date of the last VOS participation vclmRLast VOSClim recruitment date (since vosR) vclmDLast VOSClim de-recruitment date (since vosR) verVersion of the Pub47 format

9 16-21 April 2007VOS Metadata and WMO No. 47, SOT-IV, Geneva9 Vessel Dimensions and Heights/Depths LengthLength overall of the ship, ignoring bulbous bow BreadthMoulded breadth. Greatest breadth amidships Freeboard The average height of the upper deck above the maximum Summer load line Draught The average depth of the keel below the maximum Summer load line Cargo heightMaximum height above the maximum Summer load line. Instrument height/depth Height above, or the depth below the maximum Summer load line, except for field 32 (anHD).

10 16-21 April 2007VOS Metadata and WMO No. 47, SOT-IV, Geneva10 Vessel Layout Diagram

11 16-21 April 2007VOS Metadata and WMO No. 47, SOT-IV, Geneva11 Proposal for Consolidated Ship Routes

12 16-21 April 2007VOS Metadata and WMO No. 47, SOT-IV, Geneva12 Proposal for Consolidated Ship Routes (cont) CodeDescription/marine area A90More than 10 separate marine areas A91Inland sea or river A92Variable or no fixed route Note 110 separate marine areas can be reported otherwise use A90 Note 2If A90 or A92, specify the most visited areas if known, e.g. “Most visited area A42, A61” Note 3If A91, specify the location, e.g. “Black sea”, “Mackenzie River” Note 4Use footnotes as necessary for more info, e.g. “Coastal service”, “fixed platform” Note 5 If using semi-colon delimited exchange format with more than 1 rte defined, include a reference in the footnote to the marine area, e.g. “A73 – Austral Summer only”, otherwise as per Notes 2 – 4.

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