The Voluntary Observing Ships Scheme: a framework document. Revision 2.
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Joint WMO-IOC Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology
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Ships of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Voluntary Observing Ship (VOS) scheme have always been an important component of the global observing system of the WMO, providing meteorological and oceanographic data essential to operational meteorology, maritime safety services, and a range of marine climatological applications. More recently, it has become clear that their observations can also be of critical importance to global climate studies. In view of this importance, and at the same time of the ongoing and increasing difficulties in VOS recruitment and maintenance, the WMO Commission for Marine Meteorology (CMM, now the Joint WMO-IOC Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology - JCOMM) Subgroup on the VOS recognized the value of adopting a guiding strategy or framework document for the VOS. This document would provide VOS operators with a .....
PublisherShip Observations Team
WMO & IOC
Series;NrWMO TD: 1009, Rev 2
JCOMM Technical Report: 4, Rev 2
CitationJoint WMO-IOC Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (2010) The Voluntary Observing Ships Scheme: a framework document. Geneva, Switzerland, WMO & IOC, 17pp. (WMO TD: 1009, Rev 2), (JCOMM Technical Report: 4, Rev 2), DOI: https://doi.org/10.25607/OBP-1494