JCOMMOPS-Brest

Report
JCOMM in-situ Observations Programmes
Support Centre
Strategic move
from Toulouse to Brest
Part I: Objectives (M. Belbeoch)
Part II: IOC Decentralized Offices (A. Fischer) TO DO
Part III: JCOMMOPS Background (M. Belbeoch)
Part IV: Strategy and Timing (M. Belbeoch )
Part V Mutual Benefits
Part VI Conclusion & Actions
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Part I: Objectives
M. Belbeoch,
Technical Coordinator, JCOMMOPS
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Objectives
Clarify
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Criteria and pathway for the establishment of IOC decentralized offices
JCOMMOPS actual means, activities and future plans
Strategy to succeed
Practical needs for JCOMMOPS establishment in Brest
Timing of the staff move from Toulouse to Brest
Mutual benefits
Actions required to reach a general agreement
JCOMMOPS governance is convinced of the legitimacy of such plan but requests
tangible and short term gains for the structure, and optimistic perspectives.
Critical milestone
JCOMM OCG biennal meeting
5-7/09 Washington DC/NOAA HQ
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Part II: IOC/UNESCO decentralized offices
A. Fischer,
GOOS Director
Head Ocean Observations and Services Section
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UNESCO/IOC decentralized offices
Program/Project offices:
IODE (Ostend/Belgium)
ODINAfrica (Nairobi/Kenya)
JCOMMOPS (Toulouse/France)
JTIC (Jakarta/Indonesia)
HAB (Vigo/Spain)
Regional offices:
Perth/Australia , Rio/Brazil
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IOC Programme/Project Office
Minimum criteria for a Member States to host
a Programme Office
(agreed per Resolution)
Establishment + operating
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Examples
• IODE (Oostende)
– 1 M€/year Flemish Government
– Model for JCOMMOPS establishment
• Perth
– Multipart agreement
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JCOMMOPS
• To become a true UN territory
• 1st step (JCOMM French partners): Commitments to JCOMM
• 2nd step (City-Region): Commitments to IOC Executive Secretary
• 3rd step (France/Member States): Consultation with national
commission. Commitments to Member States
• JCOMMOPS
Operational arm of IOC/UNESCO
Crucial for GOOS!
Success in establishing the office
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success for France in GOOS!
Part III: JCOMMOPS Background
M. Belbeoch
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Global Ocean Observing System
International
Organisations
Programmes
managers
Platform
Operators
Outreach
Data systems
JCOMMOPS
International
Coordination
Member
States
Research
Funding
agencies
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Activities
Assistance
•Technical
•Data exchange/access
•Support Centre
•Operations
Monitoring
•Network, instruments, data flow
•Global … regional
•Performance
•Planning
•Transparency
Technical Coordination
•Expertise
•Cooperation
•Harmonization
•Mediation
•Synergies
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Key Achievements
• Unique and recognized essential element of the Global Ocean
Observing System
• Day to day assistance (including industry)
• Innovative Information System (RT tracking, GIS) and web
based services
• Rigorous metadata control and platform certification
• Uniform and authoritative status maps
• Core metrics for networks performance (reports, bulletins
publication)
• Technical expertise on codes, data systems, instrumentation,
telecommunication systems
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Key Achievements
• Expertise on international/intergovernmental issues
• Operating a notification and warning system for floats which might drift in
Member States EEZ (IOC Resolutions XX-6 and XLI-4)
• Development of international cooperation (donor programmes)
• Operational ship time service, in particular through partnerships with
sailing community
 Successful pilot projects with partners in
Brittany: MOD, VSF, RIEM
 Successful missions with SY Lady Amber
in the Atlantic and Indian Ocean
 Partnership with Prolarge company (Lorient)
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Key Achievements
• Lady Amber
Feasibility of operational efficiency
green, cheap, dedicated opportunity
gaps filled up for the first time
Education and communication
x2 planet circumference
100 units deployed (floats/drifters)
3 Ministers of Environment/Science on board
Tens of schools involved
Huge communication
impact (local newspaper, TV shows, etc)
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Near Future
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Migration to Brest
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New generation of GIS and web interface for a high-performance “monitoring
centre” - Ready for inauguration
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Partnership with ESRI Inc. (and its “Ocean Initiative”)
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Rational reporting and support services
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Governance, priorities, deliverables, efficiency, budget clarified
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Worldwide deployment strategy and services
 Varied, creative and integrated ship time solutions in line with requirements
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Work with Industry (e.g. WOC) , manufacturers (float/drifters pilot project),
sponsors
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Expansion to new programs: regional/coastal observing systems (e.g. gliders):
 Additional International Technical Coordinator
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Infrastructure & Staff
• Office in Toulouse (1985 - 2001 - 2013) hosted by CLS (CLS-USA)
• 3 International Technical Coordinators (UN civil servants) with mission
budget
DBCP/OceanSITES (buoys, moorings, etc),
Argo (floats),
SOT/GO-SHIP (ships)
• 1.25 software engineer (System Development/Maintenance)
• 1-2 occasional students
• ~800 k$ yearly budget (~600 k€) [IOC – WMO – CLS]
• Information System (Operational - 4 servers – Oracle, Esri licenses)
• Backup, 24/7 support for web services (procedures)
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JCOMMOPS Budget (↗)
• Overall operating budget: ~750 K$/year
• France: ~30% in kind (CLS), 5% in cash (Ifremer)
• USA: ~40 % in cash
– critical funder
– has repeated difficulties to send cash outside (e.g. restrictions on
financial transfers to UNESCO)
Contributions into JCOMMOPS
(used for salaries, mission, infrastructures)
(* contribution likely to be increased in 2013)
Host
contribution
Host
contribution
(k$ in-kind)
Evaluation
(k$ in-cash)
Argo
DBCP
SOT
Ocean
SITES
GOSHIP
JCOMMOPS
services and misc.
CLS
Coriolis
Ifremer
160
160
20 *
(100)
55
(70)
25
30*
~250
40
Total
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Full JCOMMOPS
operating
budget/year in k$
740k$
(~900)
Host: France
• Why in CLS (satcom industry competition, private
entity, etc) ?
• 2009: France (new) offer selected amongst 15 (NOAA:
HQ and NDBC, INCOIS, etc) to host an expanded
JCOMMOPS
– Ifremer/Coriolis in the loop
– Additional means
• 30 keuros/year
• Commitments to facilitate its expansion
• Move to Brest to materialize these commitments
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Governance
• Panels and Steering Teams (Ocean Observing
programmes)
• International organizations
– IOC/UNESCO and WMO Secretariats
– Member States
– Commissions (JCOMM)
• Host country partners
• JCOMMOPS coordinators
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Infrastructure
Visible identity: logos, signage, etc
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Infrastructure
Office space
(x1)
Office Space (today):
22 m² (1 staff + “small meeting room”)
17 m² (2 staff)
17 m² (2 staff)
(x2)
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Infrastructure
office current needs
• Phone, mail, Internet, office computing
• Access to meeting/room conference
• Administrative and secretarial support
(limited)
• Communication support (limited)
• CNES Cafeteria access
• Storage (archives, publications)
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Part IV: Strategy and Timing
M. Belbeoch
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Aim
• Naturally anchor the centre in the French marine pole (for a
while …)
• Increase resources now and gradually
• Increase visibility
• Balance MS contributions: France to increase by 20% to
reach at least ~50%
• Guide JCOMMOPS development and allow its “take off”
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Timeline: Negotiations
2012
• Discussions with Brest
partners
• Coriolis partners
• Technopole
• BMO/Region
• Meeting Brest (11/2012)
• Technopole/BMO
• Coriolis
• Meeting « salon
nautique » (12/2012)
• IOC Exec. Secretary
• Region President
• Brest Mayor
• Vice pdt conseil regional
(ocean, coast, europe )
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• Migration details finalized:
Logistics, funds
• Oceanopolis/UNESCO
agreement (06/2012)
Communication
• Agreement by all parties:
Brest partners
IOC/UNESCO, WMO,
JCOMM
• JCOMM OCG
(Washington/NOAA
09/2013)
2014
2015
• Additional support
negotiated with France
(IOC/UNESCO delegation,
ministerial level)
• Inauguration of office in
Brest with full staff
• « Multipart » agreement
France, Bretagne, Ifremer
UNESCO,…
• JCOMMOPS on the rails …
• Resolution adopted by
Member States for the
establishment of a
decentralized office in
Brest
• Ceremony at IOC
Assembly plenary
Brest mayor (Paris/June)
Juin 2013
• Communication campaign
Timeline: Migration
2013
(1 staff)
Ifremer
2014
(2 staff)
Ifremer
• Coordinator#1
• Coordinator #1
• Coordinator #2
• 09/2013
• 01-06/2014
2015
(5+ staff)
Ifremer
• Coordinator #1
• Coordinator #2
• Coordinator #3
• Soft. Engineer
• 1-2 students
• Assistant
Management
Communication
• 01/2015
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UNESCO/IOC- Oceanopolis/Brest
• Partnership being finalized …
• Generic agreement (1st step)
• Means and cooperation
details TBD
• 1st international meeting
Education (« adopt floats »)
to be organized in 2014
• Communication can start …
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Office Migration Act 1
• Recall: Sustained financial support from Ifremer/Coriolis ( 45k€ / year)
• Office space for a UN office
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5 permanent staff
+ 1-2 students
Phone, Internet connection
Access to cafeteria
Space for a monitoring/meeting room
Misc. (signage, help for the move, space for archives, etc)
• All computing needs (office and server), as well as funding management
Or staff employment still contracted to CLS
• Increased visibility and support (projects, meetings, news, brochures, etc)
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Office Migration Act 1
Additional support from city (BMO) and Region Bretagne:
Reasonable and minimum Target : 100 k€ / year
– Relieve the rent to CLS in Toulouse (~20 k€)
– Fund a dedicated staff for the office (~50 k€)
(management, communication, administration) in-kind
– Funding to complete it (~50 k€) in-cash
• Requirements for a decentralized office approached
• France share approaching 50 %
• A Resolution project can be anticipated …
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Office Migration Act 1
• Commitments to be sent from Brest partners to IOC
Exec. Secretary
• Letter of intent (copy as appropriate City, Region, etc)
• Principle to be formally agreed at JCOMM
Observations Coordination Group biennial meeting
(Washington 4-7 Sept. 2013)
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Office Migration Act 2
• To seek additional financial support at higher level (French
delegation to UNESCO, ministerial level)
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Staff increase: Coordinator (regional/coastal), Office Director
Activity fueling (developments, operations, communication, etc)
• MoU/Multipart agreement to be prepared:
Ifremer, City/Region, Ministerial level, national commission for
UNESCO
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Resolution to be adopted by Member States IOC Assembly June
2014
• Formal ceremony with all MS at Assembly plenary.
MoU signed by all parties
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Inauguration
• 2015 full staff in Brest
• Servers stay in the Toulouse cloud (0.25 staff for
maintenance)
• New developments, brochure ready
• Inauguration (international audience), in conjunction with a
major meeting on GOOS ?
Argo Steering Team, next JCOMM OCG ?
• Communication campaign
• New era starting for JCOMMOPS.
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Part IV: Mutual Benefits
M. Belbeoch
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For JCOMMOPS
– Increased visibility and means
– New developement milestone marker
– Easier to cooperate with future GOOS initiatives led by
France and Europe
– Stronger day to day synergies with Coriolis partners (and
others: Seadatanet, Esurfmar, etc)
– Strategic move to ease Operations (in a port)
– Stronger synergies with Industry and blue economy
– Stronger synergies with sailing community
– Stronger synergies with Education (engineering schools on
Science Park, Oceanopolis)
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For Ifremer & Coriolis partners
• Another key brick in the GOOS implementation
• Confirm its leadership: Europe … international
• Day to day access to JCOMMOPS experts (GOOS, I.T. ,
International/intergovernmental, etc)
– Why CLS funds the office?: Argos and professional
relationship(staff available)
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Cooperation on developements and services
Easier access to JCOMMOPS deliverables
Access to ship time
Communication
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For Brest/Bretagne/France …
– Modest but true participation in city growth (Brest is not Toulouse …)
– 5 young/senior dynamic executives (UN civil servants) + family
– JCOMMOPS Funding to be spent in Brest area (development, etc)
– Anchor a UN office on it’s territory
• UNESCO (Education Science Culture) and Ocean is a good combination
– Communication support
– Attract sailing community (calibrate instruments, load floats, etc )
• Barcelona World Race (Vendee globe, MultiOne, etc)
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For Brest/Bretagne/France
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UNESCO/Oceanopolis/Brest partnership
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Communication opportunity
substancial visibility increase
Projects and events anticipated
Attract international community
Museum update on GOOS issues (old content)
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A unique brick to participate in building an international marine pole in Brest
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Strengthen linkage with other international organisations
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Host internships in an international environment and cooperate with university/engineering
schools programmes.
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Participate actively in Brest events on ocean (sailing, maritime festivals, network of
maritime innovative territories, etc)
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Make its expertise and strategic position in the GOOS accessible to local industrial partners
(Pole Mer, etc)
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JCOMMOPS focal point = attracting professionals around (e.g. SailingOne ships in Brest rather
than in PACA)
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Conclusion
• Existing support to JCOMMOPS is very modest (CLS and
USA critical)
• Short term requirements are more than reasonables
• Short term gain are real for Brest partners (partnership,
staff)
• Risk is extremely low or null (considering history, funding,
and JCOMMOPS unique role)
• Perspectives are optimistic
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Actions
• Brest partners: to write a letter to IOC with appropriate cc:
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Quantify support level: in kind (office and staff if any) and in cash
Requirements (3 years minimum ?)
Perspectives
• JCOMMOPS to synthetise the way forward
• Offer to be presented at JCOMM OCG
• UNESCO/IOC to report and establish link with FR delegation
(natural path to ministerial level)
• All to prepare a project of MoU to be presented to Member
States
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