Publication Date: 2010.
Societal needs for climate information on decadal timescales is confirmed in terms of its potential value and relevance as a driver in sector decision-making, but such information is currently lacking. Predictions and observationally based analyses for decadal climate variability and change are needed. In addition, the following issues have been identified as those that must be addressed in order to facilitate effective use of climate information on decadal timescales in the decision-making processes of different socio-economic sectors: building effective partnership systems linking stakeholders, users and decision-making sectors and climate information providers; more research and investment is to translate information of large-scale decadal variations into the regional and local scales required for decisions; maintaining and sustaining the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS), in particular, enhancement of the global ocean observing system; and, ways to assemble, check quality, reprocess and reanalyse datasets relevant to decadal prediction. Ways of securing climate observing systems particularly in least developed regions are urgently needed.
Author affiliation: Vera, Carolina Susana. Universidad de Buenos Aires; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
Author affiliation: Barange, M.. Plymouth Marine Laboratory; Reino Unido
Author affiliation: Dube, O. P.. University of Botswana; Botsuana
Author affiliation: Goddard, L.. Columbia University; Estados Unidos
Author affiliation: Griggs, D.. Monash University; Australia
Author affiliation: Kobysheva, N.. Voeikov Main Geophysical Observatory; Rusia
Author affiliation: Odada, E.. University of Nairobi; Kenia
Author affiliation: Parey, S.. Electricite de France; Francia
Author affiliation: Polovina, J.. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Estados Unidos
Author affiliation: Poveda, G.. Universidad Nacional de Colombia; Colombia
Author affiliation: Seguin, B.. Centre de Recherche de Nantes. Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique; Francia
Author affiliation: Trenberth, K.. National Center for Atmospheric Research; Estados Unidos
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