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Bradshaw E.,British Oceanographic Data Center | Rickards L.,British Oceanographic Data Center | Holgate S.,Sea Level Research Foundation | Aarup T.,Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
IAHS-AISH Proceedings and Reports | Year: 2014

The main component of the Global Sea Level Observing System (GLOSS) is the GLOSS Core Network (GCN) of 290 sea level stations. The present definition of the GCN (the definition is modified every few years) is called GLOSS10. In 2012 a new GLOSS implementation plan was developed to update technical standards for GLOSS tide gauge stations, as well as describing the basic terms and obligations for Member States participating in GLOSS. The British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) and the Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level (PSMSL) run the GLOSS Delayed Mode Data Centre jointly. It is responsible for assembling, quality controlling and distributing the "final" version of GLOSS sea level data sets and their supporting metadata, as well as carrying out data archaeology on historical analogue sea level records, preserving them in digital form. It also maintains the GLOSS Station Handbook and GLOSS website. © 2014 IAHS Press.

Holgate S.J.,Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level | Holgate S.J.,National Oceanography Center | Holgate S.J.,Sea Level Research Foundation | Matthews A.,Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level | And 12 more authors.
Journal of Coastal Research | Year: 2013

Sea-level rise remains one of the most pressing societal concerns relating to climate change. A significant proportion of the global population, including many of the world's large cities, are located close to the coast in potentially vulnerable regions such as river deltas. The Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level (PSMSL) continues to evolve and provide global coastal sea-level information and products that help to develop our understanding of sea-level and land motion processes. Its work aids a range of scientific research, not only in long-term change, but also in the measurement and understanding of higher frequency variability such as storm surges and tsunamis. The PSMSL has changed considerably over the past 10 years, and the aim of this paper is to update the community about these changes as well as provide an overview of our continuing work. © 2012, the Coastal Education & Research Foundation.

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