FOO PRIORITIES
& WORKING GROUPS

FOO PRIORITIES

To ensure ongoing and effective communication, the Forum agreed to six candidate priority areas.

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Surface Currents

Focus includes: optimising Bluelink for surface currents; standardising thickness; self-locating datum marker buoy (SLDMB) data; and use of high frequency radar
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Surface waves

Focus includes: Source of error in swell set up; combining spectral and phase resolving models; ocean (vs lake) observations to inform source term development; and shallow water bathymetry for nearshore waves.
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Consensus Forecasting

Focus includes: Keeping pace with model development, verification, metrics, and international collaboration.
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Thermal Structure

Focus includes: Getting the physics right remains a key gap in economically important areas (e.g. North West Shelf); and prediction of internal wave extremes; significance for engineering design.
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Data Stewardship

Focus includes: data quality, calibration details, data access, and research/government/industry cooperation driven by value.
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Data Products

Focus includes: Industry using global analyses and products rather than raw data; and the opportunity to produce shelf reanalysis products for Australia using additional data now available.

FOO WORKING GROUPS

Three of the priorities above have formed into FOO Working Groups. Please visit the pages below for the ongoing work of these groups.

SURFACE WAVES
WORKING GROUP

SURFACE CURRENTS
WORKING GROUP

DATA SHARING
WORKING GROUP

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