The foundation of the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System (GCOOS) has provided new tools helping to predict storms and enhance ship navigation. Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida will be covered with more accurate information thanks to the GPS Continually Operating Reference Systems (CORS) and Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System (PORTS®) tools that are being implemented through local, state and federal partnerships.
Surface seawater salinty plays a great role in ocean circulation and Earth's water cycle. The Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinty mission by the European Space Agency ESA, SMOS, helps scientists and researchers understand this relationship better by measuring seawater salinity from space.
This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
The symposium will consist of two segments. The first will focus on findings from the Fifth assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and the necessary dialogue between information providers and users of science-based climate information for decision making.
The Department of Meteorology in Sri Lanka is in charge of providing services pertaining to Meteorology, Aeronautical Meteorology, Ocean Meteorology, Hydro Meteorology, Agricultural Meteorology, Climatology and Astronomy to government agencies, the private sector and the general public.
The INOCAR is responsible for planning, directing, coordinating and monitoring the technical and administrative activities related to the Service of Hydrographic, Navigation, Oceanography, Meteorology, Marine Sciences, Marine Signalling and the management of the material used for these activities.