Presentation on theme: "WGISS Liaison Position: Climate and Meteorology David Clark (for Howard Diamond) WGISS – 18 Beijing, China September 6, 2004."— Presentation transcript:
WGISS Liaison Position: Climate and Meteorology David Clark (for Howard Diamond) WGISS – 18 Beijing, China September 6, 2004
Status Howard Diamond will continue to act as Liaison for Climate and Meteorology New position in NOAA, is now with the National Climatic Data Center, stationed in Washington at NESDIS HQ Continues as the US Program Manager for GCOS
Pacific Region Data Initiative PRIDE (internal planning mnemonic and focus): Pacific Region Integrated Data Center for Environmental Ocean, Climate, and Ecosystem Information and Services Advance NOAAs mission objectives and meet critical regional needs for ocean, climate, and ecosystem information to protect lives and property, support economic development and enhance the resilience of Pacific Island communities in the face of changing environmental conditions.
Issue Development of a Plan for PRIDE Develop a NOAA-wide plan for leveraging a number of activities across Line Offices in order to develop a better integrated data and information approach to providing enhanced environmental services in the Pacific Outcomes –Improve the overall value, quality, and utility of data and information in the region –Improve the provision of services to the full spectrum of end-users in the region –Foster enhancement of NOAA partnerships in the Pacific region
Background and Discussion PRIDE Initiative Establish a NOAA-wide Pacific information activity –Integrate regional observations, research, assessment and services, –Provide a prototype for integrated NOAA data services –Support NOAA research and service programs in the Pacific Provide one-stop shop for NOAA products and services, responsive to needs of Pacific Island communities, governments & businesses Support emerging regional and global services –GCOS, GOOS, and IOOS –Ecosystem science and services –Demonstrate NOAA/U.S. leadership in the emergence of a global environmental observing system
Background and Discussion PRIDE Initiative Relevant factors –Strong Congressional support for improving environmental data and information services in the Pacific –Funds in the FY04 budget for continued support for the IPRC –Funds in the FY04 budget for initial planning of a new NOAA facility in Honolulu –Creation of a new Pacific region office for NMFS –Robust regional GCOS and GOOS programs in place, and plans for a regional IOOS program emerging –Strong bi-lateral support/agreements with Australia, France, Japan, and New Zealand exist –On-going plans for a WMO Regional Climate Center –Logical follow-on as a 2 nd WW2BW case study
Conceptual Framework for PRIDE PRIDE IPRC NOAA Data Centers Pacific Services Center Bi-Laterals with Australia Japan New Zealand Global/Regional Observations GCOS/GOOS/IOOS New NOAA Facility in Hawaii Pacific Climate Information System WMO/NOAA RCCs RISA