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Keith Alverson and Albert Fischer

IGBP Global Change Newsletter, 1 March 2005

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Keith Alverson

Nature, 3 March 2005

A quick technological fix is not the best response to the December tsunami. The tsunami warning system should be fully integrated with an operational observing system that is regularly used for myriad other purposes.

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James Baker and Keith Alverson

Science, 15 December 2006

A UNESCO convention committing nations to sustaining an integrated ocean observing system would lead to better understanding of the ocean and at the same time enable the provision of hazard warnings, monitoroing of climate change and management of marine and coastal resources.

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Colin Summerhayes, Bob Dickson, Mike Meredith, Peter Dexter and Keith Alverson

WMO Bulletin 56(4) - October 2007 (pages 271-284)

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Keith Alverson

2007 Marine Scientist No. 21

The need for a Global Ocean Observing System is demonstrated countless times. But achieving high level visibility and sustained commitment for the system has been difficult. How can an infrastructure system, like electirical lines or bridges, be brought to the world's notice? How can we guarantee that the system remains a global system and not subdivided by individual interests?

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fullpictureThe Full Picture , a publication for the 2007 GEO Ministerial in Cape Town, SA, includes several chapters about GOOS.

"Why the World needs a Global Ocean Observing System", Keith Alverson. Download PDF

"The Blue Planet - Observations of the Global Ocean", D. James Baker, Tom Gross and Howard S. J. Roe. Download PDF

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Keith Alverson

A World of Science, UNESCO Natural Sciences Quarterly Newsletter Vol. 6, No.1, page 10 January - March 2008

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Keith Alverson

A World of Science, UNESCO Natural Sciences Quarterly Newsletter Vol. 6, No.1, page 9 January - March 2008

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GLOBEC International Newsletter, Vol. 14.1, pages 44-47 April 2008 

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australia mooring by Mike Johnson

WMO Bulletin 57 (1) - January 2008, pages 35-40

Safety at sea has been a primary driver for internationally coordinated marine observations since the foundation of WMO.

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hydro international issue3by Keith Alverson

 Hydro International, April 2008, pg. 32-33.

 For 15 years, the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) has been meeting important needs of global society. GOOS is designed to monitor and better understand climate, improve weather and climate prediction, provide ocean forecasts, improve management of marine and coastal ecosystems and resources, mitigate damage from natural hazards and pollution, protect life and property on coasts and at sea, and enable scientific research.

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  Edited by Marcel Babin, Collins S. Roesler and John J. Cullen

  Oceanographic Methodology series 2008, Hardback, 860 p., ISBN 978-92-3-104042-9 ? 56.00 UNESCO Publishing - Release April 2008 Can be ordered online at:  

  http://www.unesco.org/publishing

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IOC Annual Report for 2007 Annual Report Series 14, pages 28-33

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ioc ar2007 geo grossby Tom Gross, Programme Specialist, IOC

IOC Annual Report for 2007 Annual Report Series 14, page 42

GOOS participation at the GEO Ministerial Summit in Cape Town, South Africa, 26-30 November 2007.

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 as the issue of climate climbs the political ladder

by Albert Fischer, Programme Specialist, IOC

IOC Annual Report for 2007 Annual Report Series 14, pages 48-49 

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ioc ar2007 ipy  as a legacy of the International Polar Year

   by Keith Alverson

  IOC Annual Report for 2007 Annual Report Series 14, pages 34-37

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 by Argo Steering Team, Argo Information Centre

IOC Annual Report for 2007 Annual Report Series 14, pages 38-39 

The Argo array is the centrepiece of the in situ ocean observing system promoted by the Joint Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology, co-sponsored by IOC and WMO. It is a programme of GOOS. In November 2007, the Argo ocean observing array reached its initial target of operating 3,000 robotic floats worldwide.

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gloss ioc ar2007by Thorkild Aarup, Technical Secretary for GLOSS, IOC/UNESCO

IOC Annual Report for 2007 Annual Report Series 14, pages 40-41

The GLOSS programme seeks to increase the number of operational tide gauge stations reporting to the PSMSL, as well as the number of stations providing data in near real-time for ocean monitoring and operational numerical modelling and forecasts.

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jcomm storm surge ioc ar200  JCOMM symposium on storm surges

  by Boram Lee, Programme Specialist, IOC/UNESCO

IOC Annual Report for 2007 Annual Report Series 14, pages 60-62

Conclusions of the symposium which took place in Seoul, Republic of Korea, 2-6 October 2007.

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jcomm ioc ar2007 p47by Candyce Clark, JCOMM Coordinator

IOC Annual Report for 2007 Annual Report Series 14, page 47

Progress made by JCOMM in 2007 in a number of key cross-cutting issues. Significant results and ongoing activities.

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 by Thorkild Aarup, Technical Secretary for GLOSS, IOC/UNESCO

Hydro International, May 2008, pages 34-35

The Global Sea Level Observing System is an international programme, established in 1985 by the IOC to provide oversight and coordination for global and regional sea-level networks in support of international climate, oceanographic and coastal sea-level research. It is coordinated by the IOC and is now one of the main observing components under the WMO-IOC Joint Technical Commssion for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology.

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Contribution on IOC/UNESCO/GOOS by Keith Alverson (highlighted in yellow - 2nd column on 2nd page)

 EOS, Vol. 89, No. 34, pages 313-314  19 August 2008

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Report for the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and the Western Australian Global Ocean Observing System August 2006

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goosbook The Global Ocean Observing System: Users, Benefits, and Priorities (Paperback)

  by Committee on the Global Ocean Observing System (Author), National Research Council (Author)
 
  GOOS plan published in 1997
 

bear headby Keith Alverson, Director, GOOS Project Office, and Head, Ocean Observations & Services, IOC/UNESCO

E O S, Vol. 89, No. 39, pages 363-364, 23 September 2008

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Title: The International Thermodynamic Equation of Seawater - 2010
Date: 13 July 2011
Version: 1.0

This booklet describes the new standards for interpretation of salinity, temperature and pressure of seawater to derive fundamental quantities such as density, speed of sound, heat capacity of seawater.  The previous "Equation of State of Seawater" involved empirical polynomial expansions for the equations needed to evaluate the properties of Seawater.

The new TEOS-10 places the calculations on firm theoretical ground, using the latest in thermodynamic and chemistry sciences to expand and improve the range of application of the equation of state. Now the properties of seawater may be evaluated from fresh water to brackish saline pond and from the point of evaporation to the pressures at tens of kilometers depth.

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Summary for Policy Makers (PDF, 1 MB) | TEOS-10 Manual (PDF, 2 MB)