International and Multidisciplinary Requirements for the Tropical Pacific Observing System for 2020.
The aim of the workshop is to evaluate the requirements for sustained observations, and how existing and new technologies can be used in combination to meet these needs. Since the design of the TAO/TRITON array, the requirements for observations have evolved, and so have the available observing technology.
The timing of the workshop has been motivated by the abrupt decline in the performance of the TAO array, and the need for broader engagement in the design and implementation of the Tropical Pacific Observing System.
The Agenda will be in the form of plenary talks based on invited whitepapers and discussion sessions. See attached documents for more information.
The Scientific Organising Committee are then charged with delivering recommendations on how the Tropical Pacific should evolve to deliver to the requirements for sustained observations into the future, and to also develop a process for ongoing evaluation of the observing system.
During and following the workshop, the potential to establish a Tropical Pacific Observing System Resources Forum will be explored, to provide a forum to discuss how we can work together to support the Tropical Pacific Observing System as a system.
Unfortunately, attendance numbers are limited but we will ensure there are opportunities for broader engagement in the process, and to comment on the talks and whitepaper input. If you require further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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