The EC is composed of the Focus Areas co-leads plus the Programme Chair and Co-chairs, GOOS representation, and ECOP co-leads, and has the following Terms of Reference:
the EC is composed of Members of the Scientific Committee appointed by their own voluntary expression of interest at the General Assembly.
(a) Review and prioritize the short- and long-term planning of the CoastPredict work program and advise on its implementation;
(b) Take all necessary actions to ensure that the CoastPredict principles, strategy, work program and operating plan are aligned with and contribute directly to the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development objectives and priorities, as well as with the IOC Plans;
(c) Assess the resources required for the implementation of the work program, as well as approaches to identifying and mobilizing these resources;
(d) Advice and guide the work of CoastPredict, as implemented through the various Focus Areas and Projects;
(e) Ensure that the CoastPredict requirements for satellite and in situ data are properly documented and communicated to the appropriate mechanisms of IOC;
(f) Prepare the yearly Assembly of the Steering Committee, Advisory Committee, ECOP and Focus Areas experts, prepare a revised CoastPredict work program for approval at the Assembly;
(g) Coordinate and integrate the work of CoastPredict, as appropriate, with that of IOC and UN Decade of Ocean Science Programmes;
(h) Review the internal structure and working methods of CoastPredict, including its relationship to other bodies, develop proposals for modifications, and approve such modifications at the yearly Assembly. Furthermore it should prepare the reporting on the progress to the Decade Collaboration Unit as required;
(i) coordinate with GOOS, OceanPredict/COSS-TT, IODE/OBPS, CEOS-COAST, WWRP and other relevant international Programmes and activities.
(j) review and approve metrics for the program progress
(k) coordinate key actions across Focusl Areas