IPAB participants meeting

7th International Programme for Antarctic Buoys Participants Meeting, 8 March 2014, Hobart

The Participants of the WCRP/SCAR International Programme for Antarctic Buoys (IPAB) work together to maintain a network of drifting buoys in the Southern Ocean, in particular over sea ice, to provide meteorological and oceanographic data for real-time operational requirements and research purposes.

IPAB data are used for many purposes, for example:
1. Research in Antarctic climate and climate change
2. Forecasting weather and ice conditions
3. Validation of satellite measurements
4. Forcing, validation and assimilation into numerical climate models
5. Tracking the source and fate of samples taken from the ice

IPAB is a sister program of the International Arctic Buoy Program [IABP].

If you consider participation in IPAB or joining the 7th participants meeting, you should contact the:

IPAB coordinator:
Christian Haas
Natural Sciences and Engineering
Petrie Science and Engineering Building, 105
140 Campus WalkYork University
York, Ontario M3J 1P3, Canada



IPAB chairperson:
Petra Heil
Private Bag 80
Hobart, TAS 7001 Australia