GCOS GOOS WCRP/OOPC IX/3 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS 
1. 
OPENING AND WELCOME .......................................................................................1 
2. 
REVIEW AND ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA .........................................................1 
3. 
OOPC REVIEW 2003 2004..........................................................................................1 
4. 
SCIENCE......................................................................................................................6 
4.1 Ocean Climate 2003 2004 ............................................................................................6 
4.2 Invited Presentation: The RAPID MOC Observing Programme ....................................6 
5.  
HIGH LATITUDES   STATUS, ISSUES, OPPORTUNITIES .....................................7 
5.1 Arctic Ocean.................................................................................................................7 
5.2 Cryosphere ...................................................................................................................8 
5.3 Southern Ocean ............................................................................................................8 
6.  
SPONSORS REPORTS AND INTERSESSIONAL ACTIVITIES................................9 
6.1 Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) ................................................................10 
6.2 Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) ..................................................................10 
6.3 World Climate Research Programme (WCRP)............................................................11 
6.4 Joint WMO/IOC Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology 
(JCOMM).........................................................................................................................11 
6.5 Other Organizations....................................................................................................12 
6.5.1 Partnership for Observations of the Global Ocean (POGO) ..................................12 
6.5.2 Group on Earth Observations (GEO)....................................................................12 
6.6 CLIMAR II Conference..............................................................................................13 
7.  
EXPERIMENTS, PROGRAMS, AND PROJECTS ....................................................13 
7.1 EC/ESA Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) and MERSEA....13 
7.2 Satellites.....................................................................................................................16 
7.3 CLIVAR: basin perspectives.......................................................................................16 
7.3.1 VAMOS ..............................................................................................................17 
7.3.2 Atlantic Panel ......................................................................................................17 
7.3.3 Pacific Panel ........................................................................................................17 
7.3.4 Indian Panel.........................................................................................................19 
7.4 Other International Activities......................................................................................19 
7.4.1 Tropical Moored Arrays.......................................................................................19 
7.4.2 Argo ....................................................................................................................20 
7.4.3 SOOP ..................................................................................................................20 
7.4.4 GLOSS ................................................................................................................21 
7.4.5 VOSClim.............................................................................................................21 
7.4.6 OceanSITES ........................................................................................................21 
7.4.7 Air Sea Fluxes .....................................................................................................22 
7.4.8 SST Working Group ............................................................................................22 
7.4.9 Ocean Carbon ......................................................................................................22 
7.4.10 Biogeochemistry ................................................................................................24 
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