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  1. IdentifyingPilot Projects Scott Glenn Wendell Brown

  2. MACOORA Pilot Projects • What kinds of projects should we pursue over the next couple of years? • Where should we focus our efforts?

  3. Pilot Project DefinitionFirst Annual IOOS Development Plan (page 7) • Repeatedly test techniques & approaches that are promising potential elements of IOOS. • Targets – Specific elements (sensors, models) or end-to-end observing capabilities (GODAE). • Identifies weaknesses, allows for improvements, & gains community support. • Conforms to standards and protocols • Proposal specifies – Contributions to IOOS, benefits to users, objectives and milestones (~5 years), & management plan.

  4. Sample Pilot Projects • GODAE boundary conditions • Surface Current Mapping Initiative • Rip currents • Coastal Ocean Data Assimilation • Seabreezes • Hypoxia • Linking land & sea water quality networks • Fisheries • Severe Storms and Hurricane Impacts • Etc,…..

  5. Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment Boundary Conditions • Assess the usefulness of GODAE boundary conditions, in conjunction with satellite observations, in predicting the coastal ocean environment. • First Annual IOOS Implementation meeting working group topic. • NOPP – ONR BAA 05-009. Closed 31 Mar 2005 • Level of support - $400 K/year for 3 years • Up to five regionally distributed projects expected

  6. Surface Current Mapping InitiativeSCMI • Ocean.US Report – Implementation of a National HF Radar Network • Mid-Atlantic Regional Assets– • More CODARs installed and operating than any other region – • Cape Cod to Cape Hatteras coastal network nearly complete • Three estuaries partially covered. • NOAA funded East Coast hub for ROADnet national network • Coast Guard Search And Rescue operational tests demonstrate a significant improvement over existing methodologies • Only Radar website used by NOAA HazMat Response Team • Short Term Prediction System based on radar input developed • NASA implementing SST feature tracking for surface currents • Particle tracking implemented at several levels • System operations support is the greatest need • Personnel training required to meet SCMI standards

  7. Rip Currents • Number one cause of ocean drowning and rescue incidents in U.S. • Research and outreach supported by SeaGrant in multiple states • NWS uses wave data to produce forecasts of rip current warning levels. • Forecast models are being improved • Enhanced nearshore wave monitoring network through SCMI

  8. Coastal Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment (CODAE) • Assess the usefulness of existing observatory data in coastal and estuarine models. • Observing System Simulation Experiments (OSSEs) – where should we focus new efforts? • Mid-Atlantic Regional assets – • Existing coastal & estuarine models • Existing spatial observation networks

  9. Seabreezes • Seabreezes - generated by the land-sea temperature difference. • High resolution atmospheric models are running operationally. • Forecast models starting to include variable ocean temperatures. • Electric power companies depend on seabreeze forecasts for load forecasting. • Potential offshore windfarms need accurate estimates of the wind resource available. • Human health – respiratory problems increase at the seabreeze front. • Homeland security – rapid dispersal of aerosols.

  10. Hypoxia • Existing water quality need is several states. • Existing collaborations between state agencies and academic institutions. • New sensors available. • New platforms available – autonomous gliders.

  11. Linking Land and Ocean Water Quality Networks • Existing national NOAA interest. • Potential pilot location - Delaware Bay to Mid-Atlantic • All significant water quality parameters and contaminents. • Expand nationally

  12. Fisheries • Adaptive sampling based on observatory data to supplement standard surveys. • Regional Striper-trackers

  13. MACOORA Pilot Projects • What kinds of projects should we pursue over the next couple of years? • Where should we focus our efforts?

  14. Severe Storm and Hurricane Impacts • Given existing storms, can we produce local wave, current, flooding, erosion, and ecosystem impacts with existing or new coupled models. • Can the models be applied in forecast mode.