Compensations for 2005
This page was updated on 17 June 2005
The aim of this page is to describe how the compensations for 2005 will be shared between the observing systems operators. Participants were invited to check whether they agree or not with a proposal before mid-June 2005.
The final figures, here below, will be presented at PB-OBS on 28-29 June 2005 for agreement. Amendments to the contracts which were signed between Meteo-France and each individual operator for compensations will be sent by the beginning of July. See:
- The template of the contracts
- A draft of the amendment for 2005 (soon available)
- The E-SURFMAR budget
Voluntary observing ships - observations (95 k€)
- In 2003 and 2004, the compensations were based on the number of SHIP reports carried out in the EUCOS area of interest at synoptic and intermediate hours. This led to have 0.12 € per observation for the first year, 0.27 € per observation for the second year.
- Due to a late transmission of the list of the ships operated by SMHI, the number of observations computed for compensations was significantly lower than it should be for Sweden. The catching up of compensations for 2003 and 2004 is 1543.62 euros.
- For 2005, the remaining amount (93456.38 €) will be shared among the VOS operators according to the total number of observations their ships carried out everywhere on the World Ocean. At the EUMETNET Council of September, last year, it was proposed to compensate fully automated observations for 3/10th of the compensations for manual observations only.
- The table here below gives the number of observations for each country in each category (manual or automated) and the compensation which could be paid if everybody agree. Manual observations will be then compensated for 0.26 € each. Automated observations will be compensated for 0.08 €.
- The number of observations can be seen for each ship on the E-SURFMAR VOS monitoring website. Normally, all fixed platforms, including Mike and Ekofisk have been removed.
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Voluntary observing ships - communications (54 k€)
- The table here below gives the number of Inmarsat-C reports supposed to be paid by each National Meteorogical Service participating in E-SURFMAR in 2004 and the compensation which could be paid in 2005 if everybody agree.
- The details are available here. All ships reports received at Meteo-France in 2004 were taken into account. Then, stations having 5 digits as "callsign" were removed as well as identified fixed platforms (oil riggs, Mike and Ekofisk). Reports through EUMETSAT and Argos were also removed.
- With the present figures, each report would be compensated for 0.17 € although the magnitude of the cost paid by NMSs is about 1.00 €.
Drifting buoys (0 k€)
There are no compensations for drifting buoys in 2005.
Moored buoys (90 k€)
- Since the EUMETNET Council agreed on the Surface Marine Design Study in 2004, only three out of the initial EUCOS stations (K5, Lion, M1) plus one buoy off Spain (Cabo Sileiro, 42.12°N- 09.40°W) have been elected for compensation. The compensation is mainly devoted to the maintenance of a buoy in 4 different regions for the validation and the calibration of wind and waves satellite data.
- At its second meeting (Hamburg, 31 Mai/1 June 2005), the DB-TAG agreed to share the allocated sum between the 4 countries who operate these moored buoys - France, Ireland, Spain and United Kingdom - in the following proportion 20%; 30%; 20%; 30% respectively.