First Report of the TPOS 2020 project now available

The First Report of the TPOS 2020 project was published on 30 December 2016. This report contains initial recommendations for the Backbone and a synopsis of initial results and plans for the various initiatives of TPOS 2020.

The Executive Summary and the full First Report can be downloaded from the website or from the GOOS Report site. The Executive Summary is being translated into other languages and these will be available shortly from
The Report contains a full list of authors, contributors and reviewers, as well as acknowledgments. We thank all who contributed to this Report.

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