Sustaining Ocean Observations to Understand Earth's Climate

Session ID#: 11204

Session Description:
Only long-term observations will provide the data necessary for scientists to understand the climate system sufficiently to meet society’s need for accurate forecasts.  The challenge of sustaining such observations over the decades and centuries required is especially difficult for the oceans, as we do not currently have the institutions or professional incentives to assure continuity of records.  New approaches are required, and we need to begin consideration of how to construct and establish them.  This is an opportunity for the community to discuss how best to address this important inter-generational problem.
Primary Contact:  Raymond W Schmitt, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Physical Oceanography, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Presenter:  Carl I Wunsch, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States
  • IS - Instrumentation & Sensing Technologies
  • OD - Ocean Observing and Data Management
  • PC - Past, Present and Future Climate
  • P - Policy

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