DBCP Task Team on Capacity Building (TT-CB)

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Terms of Reference (as adopted at DBCP-XXIV)



(Discrepancy may occur due to migration from http://jcomm.info to http://goosocean.org. )


The DBCP Task Team on Capacity-Building shall:



  • Initiate, plan and coordinate the implementation of the Training and Capacity-Building work programme including, in particular, the regular Training Course on Buoy Programme Implementation and Data Management;  



  • Keep under review existing training material (paper and electronic) and advise on updating as well as for the development of new material;  



  • Review and assess national, regional, and global requirements for capacity-building and develop / improve programmes as appropriate;  



  • Liaise with other capacity-building programmes in relevant areas to develop and implement integrated activities, to explore potential synergies and opportunities for efficiently using resources available; liaise in particular with the GOOS OCG cross-cutting Team on Capacity-Building;  



  • Endeavour to mobilize the resources required for DBCP capacity-building, including those needed for the implementation of the Training Courses;  



  • Make recommendations to the DBCP Executive Board and / or the DBCP for addressing the issues above; and  



  • TT-CB works with WMO Global campus and CD activities, IOC/IODE Ocean Teacher Global Academy, and OCG CD activities, incl. information sharing and notification, with marine services, regional fora (WMO Regional Alliances, IOC regional commissions), SIDS, role of Regional Marine Instrument Centres etc. Synergy and prioritization needed  



  • TT-CB set up dialogue with WMO ETR, and WMO oceans coordinator and other stakeholders  



  • Report to the DBCP Executive Board and the DBCP at its Sessions.





(Last update: April 2021, contact Long Jiang)





Training Courses, Workshops and Documents


2021 - 5th DBCP Pacific Islands Training Workshop


2019 - 4th DBCP Pacific Islands Training Workshop


2018 - 3rd DBCP Pacific Islands Training Workshop


2017 - 5th Capacity Building Workshop for the North Pacific and its Marginal Seas


2016 - 2nd DBCP Pacific Islands Training Workshop


2015 - 1st DBCP Pacific Islands Training Workshop


2015 - 4th Capacity Building Workshop for the North Pacific and its Marginal Seas (NPOMS-4)


2014 - 5th Western Indian Ocean Capacity Building Workshop


2014 - 3rd Typhoon Workshop for the North Pacific Ocean and Marginal Seas (NPOMS-3)


2013 - 4th Western Indian Ocean Capacity Building Workshop


2013 - 2nd Typhoon Workshop for the North Pacific Ocean and Marginal Seas (NPOMS-2)


2012 - 3rd Western Indian Ocean Capacity Building Workshop


2012 - 1st In-Region Capacity Building Workshop for Asian Countries


2011 - 2nd Western Indian Ocean Capacity Building Workshop


2010 - 1st Western Indian Ocean Capacity Building Workshop


2010 - Training Course on data buoy programs and ocean modelling 


2007 - A Training Course on Buoy Programme Implementation and Data Management


Online Resources


AOML training CD


Task Team report at DBCP-35


News


Dr. Sidney Thurston Contributed to two Regional Stakehopder Workshops of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030). 


The Workshops were convened to identify:



  • Knowledge gaps and regional ocean science priorities for the 2030 Agenda,



  • Existing relevant networks/initiatives and potential future priority actions,



  • Existing partnerships and stakeholders and potential for new collaborations,



  • Priorities in capacity-development/training,



  • Priority themes and topics to be addressed by the Decade,



  • Other regional initiatives and meetings to be aligned with the Decade.


Dr. Sidney Thurston served as co-convener for Working Group 3 (WG3), A Predicted Ocean, one of the six themes identified below, to inform these stakeholder communities on the importance of ocean observations such as ocean moorings, drifting buoys and other in-situ ocean observations continuously delivering ocean data to the global research and operational communities.


Through stronger international cooperation, the Decade will bolster scientific research and innovative technologies to ensure science responds to the needs of society as articulated in these Six Themes:



  • WG1 A clean ocean where sources of pollution are identified and removed,



  • WG2 A healthy and resilient ocean where marine ecosystems are mapped and protected,



  • WG3 A predictable ocean where society has the capacity to understand current and future ocean conditions,



  • WG4 A safe ocean where people are protected from ocean hazards,



  • WG5 A sustainably harvested ocean ensuring the provision of food supply,



  • WG6 A transparent ocean with open access to data, information and technologies.




Ocean Observations will fill a critical role to satisfy recommendations resulting from vigorous discussions during both Workshops for the A Predicted Ocean sessions:



  • More sustained observations (surface and deep ocean),



  • Regional solutions for sustained observations (local  development of oceanographic instrumentation, cheaper, easily constructed and calibrated, ready to collect data, link/connect to citizen science) capacity development,



  • Better integration of already existing platforms (e.g. utilization of cruises, inclusion of other sensors, vessels of opportunity),



  • Availability of Shiptime,



  • Forecast for different stakeholders and sectors like shipping, health, agriculture, fisheries, CZM, disaster managers and decision makers etc.,



  • Data sharing,



  • Observation network such as Tide, wave, wind, currents, SLP, Bio Geochemical (BGC),



  • Better linkage between modelers and observations,




  • Capacity Building & training,



  • Many other recommendations requiring ocean observations.




Membership


The membership is decided at Panel Sessions and open to all Panel members.

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