Coastal Environments Interactive Symposium on Developments in Operational and Research Coastal Oceanography and Meteorology

KS1 Coastal Observing Systems: Where are we now and where are we going

Margaret A. Davidson, NOAA Coastal Services Center, Charleston, SC

Although efforts have been underway for more than a decade to design the elements of a global ocean observing system, a similar focus on coastal observing systems is more recent. Amid growing Congressional, federal agency and local university interest in establishing operational coastal observations, the challenge is building a national framework out of the cacophony of interests.

The overview talk will review this unfinished symphony. There will be a discussion of who is occupying the ‘first chairs’ as well as a review of movements yet to be composed.

Ocean.US, Ocean Commission: Regional Observing System, Needed "National Backbone", etc.
Tuesday, 11 February 2003, 8:30 AM-8:45 AM

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