The Voluntary Observing Ship (VOS) Panel

Terms of References

1. Review, recommend and coordinate the implementation of new and improved specialized shipboard instrumentation, siting and observing practices, as well as of associated software;

2. Support the development and maintenance of pilot projects such as VOSClim;

3. Develop and implement activities to enhance ship recruitment, including promotional brochures, training videos, etc.

4. Prepare annually a report on the status of VOS operations, data availability and data quality.

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