objectives of meeting
The main objectives of the meeting are:
1. To reassess and confirm
the lists of key issues and states of global change affecting
the terrestrial coastal interface and their associated variables.
These were identified at the first workshop and evaluated
during the inter-session.
To identify organizations and agencies that make regular observations
of the variables and to register the organizations in the
Terrestrial Ecosystem Monitoring Sites database (TEMS).
To continue to incorporate the Driver, Pressure, State, Impact
and Response (DPSIR) framework into the observing system strategy.
To continue to prepare an implementation plan for the Coastal
Module of GTOS.
To evaluate and contribute to the proposal for an Integrated
Global Observing Strategy (IGOS) theme for the coast.
Topics of discussion will also include:
1. Data and information
2. Education, capacity
building, training, communications;
3. Strengthen links with
other groups and partnerships;
4. Better define collaborating
5. Need to make more progress
on product definition;
6. Define linkages, users
and products and priorities;
7. Who are the players
to develop products?
8. Integration of ocean
9. Shoreline characterization
and habitat products could help establish early C-Gtos credibility.
(doc file, 43k)
and documents (new
documents will be added)
to GTOS (pps, 1,141 kb) Tschirley
Ecosystem Monitoring Sites (TEMS) 614 kb, Servin
Terrestrial Observations Panel for Climate (TOPC)
838 kb, Belward
use and population change in the coastal ecosystem 3,131
96 kb, Clark
delivery report 221 kb, Christian and Paul DiGiacomo
lagoon observational network LAGUNET 1,065 kb
information needs 31kb
preparation for the meeting
Topics of discussion will also include:
1. Please confirm your
interest in participating in the meeting within the 17 January
2003 (contact details below).
2. Check the list of indicators
for your states to determine if you still agree with it. Your
group leader should take responsibility for exchanges concerning
agreement on a final list of indicators. As a group, make
any additions or deletions that are appropriate.
3. As a group activity,
please compose a short report concerning the state and its
indicators. The format for the report should be as follows:
A brief (one to two paragraph) summary of why the state is
important to Coastal GTOS.
One paragraph on the boundary conditions of the coast and
The table of indicators plus text on how indicators were chosen,
the ease with which they might be measured, scales of measurement
(in time and space), and relative importance to assessing
A summary of organizations, networks, etc. that might be responsible
for the measurements.
General conclusions and recommendations.
4. The text should be made available for the
group by the Ispra meeting on March 3, 2003.
of Greenville meeting
The following are the "states" considered
at the last meeting, identified with participants who contributed
to the list of indicators associated with the state. The states
are in the context of the DPSIR framework. Outline summary
of the meeting and the group presentations are available on
indicated in bold is asked to take responsibility for
organizing the inter-session activities associated with the
Land use and population change (Bowen, Jimenez, Clark, Burbridge)
2. Water cycle and Matrix
quality (DeMora, Viaroli)
3. Coastal habitat (McManus,
4. Sediment delivery (DiGiacomo,
5. Sea level change (ECU
identified during the Greenville meeting were placed in a
this was supplemented with additional appropriate indicators
gathered from the internet. Indicators were the divided into
a primary group that directly address the state and a secondary
group that relates to factors that affect the state or are
affected by the state.
IGOS Coastal Theme
Development Workshop (Washington, Jan. 2003)
the Coastal Modules of GOOS and GTOS
Details of the first
C-GTOS meeting (Greenville, Oct. 2002)
Coastal Global Terrestrial
Observing Network (GT-NET)
Workshop on "The
Role of Indicators in Integrated Coastal Management"
Tool for the Ranking of Common Variables
Framework and Environmental Indicators
Change of Infoterra to UNEP-Infoterra
Environment Information and Observation Network (EIONET)
monitoring and managing sustainability in Indian coastal areas
development indicators generated by the UK government
working list of "indicators of sustainable development
indicators and integrated coastal management
state of the Nation's Ecosystems
Resources 2000-2001-- People and ecosystems
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