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Steering Group Membership

  1. One representative from each of the core participating countries (initially Australia, Canada, France, Japan, and USA) as identified by the countries.  The core participating countries are the IOC Member States and WMO Members actively engaged in data and information exchanges with the long term archive centre of GTSPP.
  2. Experts from one or more Member / Member States of other programs/projects that are of relevance to GTSPP may accompany these representatives.
  3. Representatives invited by the SG from Member States of the IODE and JCOMM and representatives of oceanographic projects those are important to GTSPP operations.
  4. The Chair will be selected by the Steering Group and will be reviewed by them every two sessions.
  5. Funding for participants and sessions of the SG will be provided by Members/Member States.