JCOMM-5 will be held in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia from October 25th to 29th, 2017. Just before, the TECO “Toward an Integrated Met-ocean Monitoring, Forecasting and Services System” will be held on October 23rd to the 24th, 2017.
JCOMM, the Joint Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology, is an intergovernmental body of technical experts that provides a mechanism for international coordination of oceanographic and marine meteorological observing, data management and services, combining the expertise, technologies and capacity building capabilities of the meteorological and oceanographic communities. There is a general recognition that worldwide improvements in coordination and efficiency may be achieved by combining the expertise and technological capabilities of World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), hence the creation of this Joint Commission.
Worldwide marine meteorological and oceanographic communities are working in partnership under the umbrella of the WMO-IOC Joint Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology, in order to respond to interdisciplinary requirements for met/ocean observations, data management and service products.
The fifth session of the Joint WMO-IOC Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM-5) will be held in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia from Wednesday 25 to Sunday 29 October 2017 at the Patra Bali hotel. Participants are invited to register online.
JCOMM TECHNICAL CONFERENCE
Just before this fifth session, the Technical Conference (TECO) “Toward an Integrated Met-ocean Monitoring, Forecasting and Services System” will be held from Monday 23 to Tuesday 24 October 2017 also at the Patra Bali hotel. Mercator Ocean’s CEO, Pierre Bahurel, is on the Scientific and Technological Committee for this conference.
This conference is organized to provide an overview of the advances in marine meteorological and oceanographic (met/ocean) observing systems, data management and services developed and continued during the JCOMM 5 intersessional period. The aim is to properly interface the JCOMM management and expert groups with the IOC-WMO Member activities and have them interact with a large community of stakeholders worldwide, gathered at the JCOMM-5 Session.
Oral and poster abstract submission will open on 28 June and end on 31 July, 2017 here.
WOMEN’S MARINE LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP
The TECO and session will be preceded by a “Women’s Marine Leadership” workshop taking place on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October 2017 at the same venue. Designed for female delegates to JCOMM-5 and female professionals from WMO and UNESCO-IOC Member/Member States, the workshop’s content is oriented towards building a set of practical leadership skills, with a focus on communications, negotiations and consensus-building. The workshop is envisioned as an interactive and dynamic event, with time allocated for feedback, insights and exchange of lessons learned.