Summary of Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission No. IO50-12-0009PresentationPoster

NOAA'S INDIAN OCEAN RESOURCE SHARING PARTNERSHIPS TO IMPLEMENT RAMA

Sidney Thurston*1

1 NOAA, USA

ABSTRACT :

The Partnership for new GEOSS Applications (PANGEA) is a concept developed by the Joint WMO-IOC Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM) with the goal to develop partnerships between developed and developing countries to realize the social-economic benefits of ocean observing systems at global and regional scales. Working closely with PANGEA Partners from around the Indian Ocean Basin, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has been able to contribute to the Indian Ocean Observing System (IndOOS) by successfully implementing and maintaining almost three-quarters of the "Research Moored Array for African-Asian-Australian Monsoon Analysis and Prediction" (RAMA) design goal of forty-six moorings called for by the IOGOOS/CLIVAR Indian Ocean Panel. This presentation will provide an overview of the fifteen year chronology of key events in establishing these vital Partnerships, societal-economic applications of RAMA data, details of NOAA's resource-sharing collaboration, highlights of numerous Indian Ocean capacity building workshops, and opportunities for the future Indian Ocean RAMA sites yet to be completed.