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OPAS meeting – Jan 2023

The OceanPredict Advisory & Sponsors Board or OPAS consist of senior representatives from institutions who have a strong interest in OceanPredict, including but not limited to representatives from national operational centres, large national weather & climate service providers, intergovernmental groups, and observation & space agencies.

The OPAS provides advice to OceanPredict on its strategy, direction and long-term goals and assists in questions of OceanPredict visibility, resources, international collaboration, funding priorities and advocacy for the ocean observing system. It meets a few times a year to discuss progress and plans for OceanPredict, to review its strategic objectives and benefits, to guide quality improvements, to assess programme effectiveness and to ensure the availability of adequate financial resources for the OceanPredict Secretariat and associated costs.

  • 30 January 2023
  • MS Teams (by invitation only)
  • 13:00 UTC (1 hour)

Members of the OPAS and OPST co-chairs

OPAS chairs are marked in bold.

First name Surname Affiliation
Eric Bayler NOAA
Eric Chassignet FSU
Fraser Davidson ECCC/DFO
Paul DiGiacomo NOAA
Marie Drevillon Mercator Ocean International
Isabelle Gaboury DFO
Johnny A Johannessen NERSC
Pierre-Yves Le Traon Mercator Ocean International
Matt Martin Met Office
Estelle Obligis EUMETSAT
Hendrik Tolman NOAA / NWS
PN Vinayachandran Indian Institute of Science
Xueming Zhu NMEFC



The OPAS meeting recording and notes are available from this website, but require a password.

Link tbc