Project Description
TOCS (Tropical Ocean Climate Study) project and technical as well as operational TRITON (Triangle Trans-Ocean Buoy Network) buoy project in JAMSTEC (Japan Agency for Marine and Earth Science and Technology). These two projects have been linked each other and been designed for the purpose to promote the understanding of ocean climate variations and ocean circulations in the Indo-
Pacific regions, and to contribute the monitoring of El Nino/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomena with theTAO (Tropical Atmosphere and Ocean) array in the Pacific Ocean.