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program independent  coordination  mechanism  for  the  numerous  ocean  carbon  observation 
activities  being  carried  out  and  planned  as  part  of  national,  regional,  and  global  research 
programs. The mission of the IOCCP is to provide a global view of ocean carbon by: 
   Developing a compilation and synthesis of ocean carbon activities and plans; 
   Working with international research programs to fully integrate carbon studies into 
planning activities; 
   Standardizing methods, qc/qa procedures, data formats, and use of certified reference 
materials; 
   Promote regional and global data integration and synthesis activities. 
These  coordination  activities  are  laying  the  foundation  of  a  global  ocean  carbon 
observing system. Hood provided a brief status of the initial ocean carbon observing system, 
summarized  in  the  following  table,  which  includes  an  inventory  of  existing  activities, 
sampling resolution requirements, the coordinating organizations for each system element, the 
data  products  and  centers  managing  the  data,  and  the  next  steps  for  development  of  the 
system. A full status report of IOCCP activities for 2003 and plans for 2004 are available at 
the following website: 
http://ioc.unesco.org/iocweb/co2panel/Publications.htm
. 
The Global Ocean Carbon Observing System   April 2004 
Element 
Inventory 
Coordinatin
Data Centers / 
Next Steps (2004 2005) 
g Bodies 
Products 
Repeat 
31 funded / 7 
IOCCP & 
CDIAC Ocean CO
2
Develop implementation 
Sections 
pending  
CLIVAR IPO 
+ CLIVAR 
strategy:  
2003 2008 
Products: synthesis  2004 workshop to reach 
86% of WOCE / 
groups via OCCC, 
agreements on Global Survey 
JGOFS Survey 
Carbo Ocean, 
lines, and core and ancillary 
PICES, IMBER, 
variables.  
with coordination by  Establish data synthesis 
IOCCP where 
projects: Agreements pending 
needed. 
funding decision of Carbo 
Ocean, 7/2004. 
Carbon 
18 lines 
IOCCP 
CDIAC Ocean CO
1 
2
  Develop implementation 
SOOP 
operating / 4 
Products: synthesis  strategy: pending re analysis 
start 2004 
activities via 
of sampling requirements, 
SOLAS WG3. 
establish small working / 
writing group (2005 finish). 
Develop synthesis activities: 
agreements pending funding 
decision of Carbo Ocean, 
7/2004. 
Develop common formats for 
uncertainty estimates: late 
2004, establish small working 
group to develop common 
format for estimating 
uncertainty from SOOP 
systems. 
Time 
~9 operating 
OTS, 
OTS (Ifremer 
Initiate analysis of gaps and 
Series 
Research 
Coriolis)
1
duplications: pending approval 
Programs, 
of global science plans and 
(IOCCP to 
national projects (end 2004), 
collate 
perform an analysis of ocean 
information 
carbon TS activities within 
for carbon) 
each project. Ensure that 
ocean carbon systems are 
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