Much of the JGOFS project takes place at the national level, with national committees planning and funding their own programmes which contribute to JGOFS aims, without putting demands on the international planning process. However, it is highly desirable for national committees to take full account of the international context, to maximise the scientific contribution of their own research to global flux questions.

National JGOFS Contributions and
JGOFS Committee Chairs (*) / National Contact Points

Australia * Bronte Tilbrook
Belgium Roland Wollast
Canada * Kim Juniper
Chile * Renato Quiñones
China-PRC * Dunxin Hu
China-RoC * Gwo-Ching Gong
Cuba Carlos García
European Community Peter Schlittenhardt
France * Hervé Claustre
Germany * Karin Lochte
Iceland Jón Ólafsson
India * Seth Krishnaswami
Ireland Michael Orren
Italy * Maurizio Ribera d'Alcalà
Mariangela Ravaioli
Japan * Toshiro Saino
Kenya Ezekiel Okemwa
Mexico Rubén Lara Lara
Netherlands Hein de Baar
New Zealand * Julie Hall
Norway * Truls Johannessen
Oman Thabit Al-Abdessalaam
Pakistan Shahid Amjad
Peru Alberto Giesecke Matto
Poland Czeslaw Druet
Russia Aleksandr Lisitsyn
South Africa * John Field
South Korea Gi Hoon Hong
Spain * Cèlia Marrasé
Felix Fernández Pérez
Sweden * David Turner
Switzerland François Nyffeler
Hans Thierstein
United Kingdom * Graham Shimmield
USA * Mark Abbott
Venezuela Federico Pannier


Coordination of research activities
The co-ordination between national (or international) studies is achieved as follows:

National JGOFS groups formulate plan for their activities, based on the JGOFS Science Plan and Implementation Plan. The national chairs of these groups then take part in JGOFS SSC meetings, during which they report how national plans and activities are contributing to the international goals. The SSC provides advice and comments on their activities that allow the national groups to refine their plans in the light of JGOFS scientific and operational goals. This process also allows the SSC to identify gaps in the overall programme.



National Oceanographic Data Centres and World Data Centres

In addition, for the data management aspects, there is some close cooperation among  various National Oceanographic Data Centres, according to the recommendations of the Data Management Task Team and the Scientific Steering Committee.
Several World Data Centres are also strongly involved in the data management and archiving of JGOFS and JGOFS-related datasets and associated metadata. 


Australia Japan
Canada Netherlands
China-PRC Norway
France South Africa
Germany United Kingdom
India United States
World Data Center A for Oceanography (USA) World Data Centre for the Marine Environment (Germany)



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