JCOMM Network Status

Observations Programme Area Coordination Group

A system analysis of JCOMM networks has been compiled by the Observations Programme Area (OPA) Coordination Group. 
The analysis recognizes the contributions of 64 nations to the integrated ocean observing system, and measures the status of the system against implementation targets for individual observing elements.

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The JCOMM in-situ Observing Platform Support centre (JCOMMOPS) maintains real-time maps and statistics on the status of the following networks:

  • The Data Buoy Cooperation Panel (DBCP) including surface drifting and open ocean moored buoys
  • The Ship Observations Team (SOT) including Ship of Opportunity Programme (SOOP) XBT measurements, Voluntary Observing Ships (VOS) and the Automated Shipboard Aerological Programme (ASAP)
  • OceanSITES Deep Ocean Times-series and Reference Station network
  • The Argo network of sub-surface profiling floats

Network status map from JCOMM/GOOS Network Status Map from JCOMMOPS generated using a Web Map Service (WMS) request.

generated by WMS query on http://w4.jcommops.org/wmsconnector/com.esri.wms.Esrimap?request=getMap&ServiceName=JCOMM&Service=wms&Version=1.1.1&Layers=0,3,2,50,93,20,60,111,91,10


Current Data Updated daily for Argo Floats. Data Buoys and Ship data updated monthly. Data Source - JCOMMOPS database

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The Observing System Monitoring Center (OSMC) is a web-based tool to assist observing system managers and scientists with monitoring the performance of the global in situ ocean observing system, identifying problems in near-real-time, and evaluating the adequacy of the the system.

Observing Platforms reporting in the last three days from OSMC

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