|30 Nov 2012
The CCHDO Team will be updating and
administrating the go-ship.org website as of 1 December 2012.
The GO-SHIP Panel has finalized the GO-SHIP Development Plan, which
outlines priorities and timelines for coordinating national hydrography
programs into a global coordinated network, and the organizational
framework and budget required to develop a sustained program. The Plan
will be published by early 2011.
With the completion of the Development Plan, Maria Hood will be
stepping down as GO-SHIP Project Coordinator for a sabbatical. IOCCP
Project Coordinator Kathy Tedesco will serve as GO-SHIP coordinator
until a Program Office can be established.
The GO-SHIP committee is drafting a 5 year development plan and proposal
to outline the necessary steps for establishing a sustained international
coordination activity for repeat hydrography.
Dr. Robert 'Bob' Molinari has been appointed as the new ICPO Director
to replace Dr. Howard Cattle. During his 34-year career at NOAA's
Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, Bob served as a
Supervisory Oceanographer, Director of AOML's Physical Oceanography
Division and AOML's Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) Center. He
served as Chief Scientist on more than 35 cruises to the Atlantic,
Indian and Pacific Oceans, and will be a great asset to GO-SHIP as it
transitions to a sustained program.
We also bid farewell to Kate Stansfield who has left the CLIVAR IPO to
return to research. Kate has been a great help in getting GO-SHIP up
and running and we wish her all the best.
The GO-SHIP repeat hydrography manual is now
available on-line. The
GO-SHIP committee and sponsors would like to thank the more than 50
authors and reviewers who contributed to this important task.
The GO-SHIP repeat hydrography manual will be published in early August.
The final chapters have now been received and are in final review /
The 2011 and 2012 German AR02 cruises have berths available for groups
doing nutrients and carbon. This section was occupied in 2007 (full
section) and the western part was reoccupied in 2009. Funding
exists for reoccupations in 2010-2013. For more information, contact
For participation in the 2011 cruise, please notify Monika no later than
October 2010. For the 2012 cruise, notification is needed by November
The Third South Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (SAMOC)
workshop will take place in Niteroi/Rio, Brazil, on May 11, 12 and 13,
2010. SAMOC 3 plans to get together international experts to design and
plan the South Atlantic and inter-ocean exchanges element of an MOC
observing system that would help address questions and challenges
outlined in the documents and recommendations provided by
OceanObs’09. It is expected that the workshop will foster
international collaborations and will provide concrete basis for the
implementation of the program. For more information, visit the workshop
Web site at:
New maps and tables are now available for cruises from 2010 and onward.
The new map is color-coded to show cruises by country. The tables now
include a list of measurements planned or proposed for future cruises.
For updates or comments, please contact Maria Hood.
The GO-SHIP strategy will be presented as an Information Document to the
43rd Session of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Executive
Council at UNESCO in Paris from 8-16 June 2010.
GO-SHIP held an international planning meeting on 21 February in Portland
Oregon. The all-day meeting was attended by more than 50 participants,
and speakers from 12 countries presented cruise plans. Download the
report (pdf | 2MB). National reports, synthesis projects
and data assembly / management presentations are provided under Natoinal
Program Information on the Cruise Plans
Announcement: Deep-Ocean Workshop: Observed and Model-Simulated Property
Changes in the Deep Ocean of the Southern Hemisphere. 21-23 June, Hobart,
Australia. Workshop details
The Korean Polar Research Institute (KORPI) launched its new research
icebreaker the Araon in January with open sea and ice trials
between Christchurch and Cape Burks Antarctica. The Araon
(“ara”=sea; “on”=all) has been designed to carry
out multidisciplinary research in the Arctic and Antarctic regions and
to provide logistics support for Antarctic research stations.
International cooperation is sought for future research programs.
For more information, download the Araon brochure (pdf 780
KB) and presentation (ppt 8MB), or contact the Mr. Sang Heon NAM, Head
of Polar Operation Department, KOPRI at [email protected].
At its 3rd session (November 2009) the IOC-WMO Joint Technical Commission
on Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM) welcomed the development
of GO-SHIP and supports the iniative to develop a sustained program. See
GO-SHIP news for more information.