The GlobWave KO Meeting took place on 16th January 2009 with this being the first project summary covering progress to 28th February 2009.
During this reporting period work has focused on producing the first two deliverables; these are the Initial Version of the GlobWave Web Portal [D.1], which was delivered on 16th February 2009 and the Requirements Baseline document [D.2], which will be delivered on 16th April 2009.
The initial version of the GlobWave web portal, which can be found at www.GlobWave.info was completed by Ifremer in collaboration with the rest of the Consortium. It contains a public area providing a general project overview, project background, aims/objectives, as well as information on the Consortium partners and User Group. There is also a password protected area which allows access to further information such as project deliverables and minutes of meetings depending on the access level of the user. We have used our Consortium expertise to gather some existing links to satellite wave products and published these under the Products heading. The Workshop & Events and News areas are also in operation.
Much progress has been made regarding the production of the Requirements Baseline document and we are on track for the planned delivery date. Our initial task was to review the requirements submitted by the User Group, comprising 34 people, in late 2007. This review allowed us to identify users who had offered data to GlobWave as well as develop a set of follow up questions in order to extract more detailed user requirements where appropriate. Logica has now interviewed the majority of the User Group, answering specific user questions and informing them about the project in general. Questionnaires are subsequently completed by Logica and made available to the consortium. The telephone interviews are proving extremely useful and are helping the Logica Consortium understand user needs more closely as well as keeping users informed about the project. We have been impressed by the enthusiasm and commitment of the User Group to the GlobWave initiative, and a large number of users have agreed in principle to make their in-situ data available.
In addition NOCS developed a GlobWave poster abstract which was accepted for presentation at the Waves in Shallow Water (WISE) meeting in April, 2009.