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1 U.S. IOOS ® National Glider Network Zdenka Willis Director, US IOOS Program Office Presented to the GROOM General Assembly – 5 June

2 U.S. IOOS: Program Overview 2 Enables Decision making and Science WHO WHY: 7 Societal Goals, 1 System Predictions of climate change and weather Safety and efficiency of maritime operations Forecasts of natural hazards Improve homeland security Minimize public health risks Protect and restore healthy coastal ecosystems Sustain living marine resources WHAT Observation Data Management Modeling & Analysis Research & Development Education WHERE Global Coastal (EEZ to tidal waters)

3 US Efforts Navy: 150 Gliders Operational; Glider Operation Center, Naval Oceanographic Office Office of Naval Research: Research efforts through University partners: Rutgers, Scripps, University of Washington NOAA: 2 offices (NCCOS, Climate Observation Division) fund university partners; Scripps, MOTE, USF US IOOS Program Office (in NOAA); funding data management effort, national glider plan, and IOOS Regional Associations NSF: Ocean Observatory Initiative and other University Partners, primarily WHOI and University of Washington Environmental Protection Agency: Funding US IOOS- MARACOOS NASA: Calibration of Aquarius satellite; university partners BOEM: Supports US-IOOS AOOS/University of Alaska glider operations; also some Gulf of Mexico work 3

4 Why IOOS: A Growing Enterprise 4 Summary of Glider Days for Year Glider-days of data collected annually by glider operators. (Glider-day = 1 glider in the water collecting data for 1 day) Glider-days completed outside of the EEZ Glider-days supported by IOOS PO – 2012 Totals * Glider Days provided with support from Federal Agencies including NSF, ONR, NOAA, EPA, state and local governments and private foundations.

5 Glider Missions 5 Climate/Ecosystem/Fisheries Management/Water Quality Hurricane Forecasting Response to Oil Spill The SoCal Niño Index CalCOFI Fish Tracking HAB Deep Water HorizonAlaska

6 National Science Foundation – Ocean Observatories Initiative 6 Gliders Coastal Node

7 Rutgers Plan for the Challenger Mission: International Education Program for Sustained at-Sea Robotic Global Omni-Presence HMS Challenger Mission Slibo – Drifter Challenger – back in action Rutgers University/IOOS Partner 7

8 National Glider Network 8 V1 Comments being Adjudicated Where are Gliders deployed today!

9 Data Management Will stand up a DAC in 2013 National standards to ease exchange of data from regional glider operators Real-time distribution Quality control Archiving 9

10 Data Management Efforts NetCDF file format: –GROOM/EGO; IMOS;IOOS - similar completely harmonizing is achievable –IOOS optimized for web services distribution via THREDDS Data Server –Trajectory CF Discrete Sampling Geometry – a must for IOOS baseline –IOOS is also working TrajectoryProfile Discrete Sampling Geometry. Proposal: Volunteers from each of the major groups to harmonize the file formats where possible GTS Distribution –IOOS formed working group to address a BUFR template –Funding NDBC to write encoding software for GTS distribution in two phases: 1) netCDF to TESAC (the older Traditional ASCII Code form which is set to expire 2014) 2) BUFR based on a TBD template created by the JCOMM Task Team on Table Driven Codes –Derrick is a member of TT-TDC and has asked the Chair, Dave Berry from Southampton Oceanography Centre to consider Gliders as a top priority. –Bob Keeley, former head of JCOMM Data Management Programme Area and TT-TDC is on contract to NOAA/CPO/COD and COD has agreed to lending some of Bob’s time for consultation and advice Proposal: Request commitment to this effort and participation. Require interfacing the IMOS/GROOM/IOOS and the GTS responsible nodes at the national weather services (BoM/UKMET/NDBC respectively). 10

11 Glider Integration is Possible 11 Opportunity to forge a new path by harmonizing our data efforts “Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening new doors and doing new things … and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”


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