NOAA is sponsoring the Tropical Pacific Observing System-2020 (or TPOS-2020) workshop Jan. 27-30 at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. CPO's David Legler and Sidney Thurston joined more than 60 international scientists in discussions of the future observing needs and strategies for this important region of the world. NOAA was also represented by OAR's Bob Detrick and Craig McLean. There were numerous international sponsors.
Further information here: http://ioc-unesco.org/index.php?option=com_oe&task=viewEventRecord&eventID=1383
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