World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE)

Expérience sur la circulation océanique mondiale

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1989, as a major programme of the F-XF9983 - World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), by B-XB3556 - World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and H-XA1752 - International Council for Science (ICSU), in cooperation with E-XE3210 - Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) and E-XE1118 - Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC). Field phase 1990 to 1997; analysis to continue to 2002. Experiment completed 31 Dec 2002.


Study the important climatic functions of the ocean and develop ocean models capable of predicting climate changes resulting from both natural and anthropogenic causes.


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'WOCE Scientific and Operational Planning Structure':

'Overall Supervision': JSC WOCE Scientific Steering Group (WOCE-SSG), supported by WOCE International Project Office (IPO) in Southampton (UK). 'Scientific Planning': 'Operational Planning': Hydrographic Programme Planning Committee; Data Products Committee. 'Related Groups': JSC Ocean Observation Panel for Climate; IOC/WMO Intergovernmental WOCE Panel (IWP).


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GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below Water



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