The DBCP is undertaking several pilot projects:
- DBCP Sea Level Atmospheric Pilot Project »
- Evaluation of the Impact of Sea Level Atmospheric Pressure Data Over the Ocean from Drifting Buoys on Numerical Weather Prediction Models”
- Proposal for the project
- DBCP workshop on the Evaluation of the Impact of Sea Level Atmospheric Pressure (Sedona USA, May 2012)
- DBCP Iridium Pilot Project »
- Evaluating the feasibility of using Iridium technology for real-time telecommunication of drifter data under various conditions.
- Iridium Buoy List from JCOMMOPS
- DBCP Argos3 Pilot Project »
- DBCP Pilot Project on Wave Measurements from Drifters (PP-WMD) »
- Evaluating the feasibility of making wave spectral measurements from GPS-equipped drifting buoys (up to 50 units initially)
- JCOMM Pilot Project on Wave measurement Evaluation and Tests, from moored buoys PP-WET »
Other areas of Development
- Very High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature
To address requirements from the Group on High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (SST) (GHRSST), and complement satellite data, the DBCP is investigating developing pilot activities to operate a sub-set drifter network providing high temporal resolution, possibly high vertical resolution in the upper mixed layer near the surface, and high accuracy SST data using GPS-equipped, un-drogued drifting buoys.
- Evaluation of Unmanned Surface Vehicles NEW Further information.
A Pilot Project for the integration of marine and other appropriate oceanographic observations into the WMO Integrated Global Observing Systems (WIGOS ») has been initiated in close cooperation with IOC and its IODE Ocean Data Portal (ODP). Details about the Pilot Project are available here ».