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1 World Meteorological Organization Working together in weather, climate and water WMO OMM WMO Agenda Item 3.2 : Activities of the RA VI President RA VI MG/ 7 Agenda Item 3.2 : Activities of the RA VI President

2 WMO OMM Follow up of the MG6 Status on implementation – on goingStatus on implementation – on going MG 4/12/1 A letter to President of CIMO to initiate a joined initiative with CIMO on the observations at mountain tops in RA VI Member countries RA VI President and Secretariat May 2011Letter has been recently drafted. Current status: pending To be prioritized for next intersession period MG 4/12/2 To conduct a RA VI Survey on mountain observationsSecretariatDec 2012 (update by MG/6) To be handled along with the above action MG 5/4 MG to continue discussions on the business model and relationship with private sector in RA VI Secretariat RA VI President 2012WG-SDP prepared guidance on business models in RA VI MG- 6/9/1 Send an encouraging letter to the concerned NWP Centres to make use of high resolution upper-air BUFR messages RA VI President2012Letter has been recently drafted Current status: seeking for the WG/TDI Chairman verification MG- 6/11/2 Encourage Members to share national experience of WIGOS implementation WG-TDI Chair, RA VI President, Secretariat 2012To be pursued at the WIGOS Workshop, MeteoSchweiz and DWD will report at Regional WIGOS Workshop in May 2013 MG- 6/15/1 Send an encouraging letter to the Mediterranean RA VI Members to support and participate in the MEDCOF WG-CH Co- chairs, RA VI President September 2012 Letter has been recently drafted. Current status: pending Decision/ActionResponsibleDeadlineNotes/Remarks

3 WMO OMM Follow up of the MG6 Status on implementation – continuingStatus on implementation – continuing MG 4/5/2 RA VI President to raise the issue at the meeting of Presidents of RAs and the joined meeting of Presidents of RAs and TCs RA VI PresidentPRA meeting and PRA/PTC meeting Status on implementation – closedStatus on implementation – closed Decision/ActionResponsibleDeadlineNotes/Remarks Decision/ActionResponsibleDeadlineNotes/Remarks MG 3/4/2 To coordinate with the WMO Sub-regional Office for Asia the possibility of official visits to the East-Mediterranean Members of the RA VI (Jordan, Lebanon and Syrian Arab Republic) in order to establish a closer cooperation and foster more active participation of those States in the RA VI activities. RA VI President and WMO Secretariat End of 2010A new project for the Middle East has been launched with financing from the Swiss Development and Cooperation Agency. Jordan and Lebanon are involved

4 WMO OMM Follow up of the MG6 Status on implementation – completedStatus on implementation – completed Decision/ActionResponsibleDeadlineNotes/Remarks MG- 6/2/1 Submit, to the Presidents of RAs and EC-64, the recommendations for improved determination of the role and responsibilities of RAs and alignment with the ToRs of the TCs in the WMO General Regulations RA VI PresidentPRA meeting and EC-64 Presented to EC-64; PRA meeting and WG/SOP in Jan 2013 MG- 6/6/2 Approve the RA VI Operating Plan for and circulate it to the RA VI Members RA VI President, Secretariat July 2012Available on the ROE website ftp://ftp.wmo.int/Documents/Pub licWeb/dra/eur/RA6_StratPlan/ Operating_Plan_2012_2015.pdf MG- 6/10/2 Approve the RA VI WIS Implementation Plan and circulate to the RA VI Members RA VI President, Secretariat July 2012Available on: dra/eur/RA6_WIS_ImplPlan.php dra/eur/RA6_WIS_ImplPlan.php

5 WMO OMM Meetings 64th Session of the WMO Executive Council, 64th Session of the WMO Executive Council, Geneva,25 June to 3 July 2012 RA VI President Presentations - Report of President of RA VI (Europe) – RA VI Status report - WIS and WIGOS Implementation in RA VI, - Role and TORs of RAs Outcomes: Council noted that Presidents of Regional Associations gave general support for the proposal of the RAVI management group for an EC review of the role and responsibilities of Regional Associations Council noted that Presidents of Regional Associations gave general support for the proposal of the RAVI management group for an EC review of the role and responsibilities of Regional Associations - tasked the WG/SOP to conduct a review of the current provisions and prepare, as necessary, a proposal for amendment of the WMO General Regulations, and consider necessary alignments in the TORs of the Technical Commissions - adopted Appendix B: Draft Resolution 2.4/X – Review of The Definition of Role and Responsibilities of Regional Associations

6 WMO OMM Meetings 64th Session of the WMO Executive Council, 64th Session of the WMO Executive Council, Geneva,25 June to 3 July 2012 Council also noted Council also noted - that Management Group of RA VI has put highest priority on the implementation of WIS and WIGOS and that the RA VI WIS Implementation Plan has been developed WIS and WIGOS and that the RA VI WIS Implementation Plan has been developed - successful completion of the pilot phase of the RA VI Network of RCCs - that RA VI has prepared its Operating Plan for the period fully aligned with the WMO Strategic Plan the WMO Strategic Plan Preparation of the the 64th EC meeting and its outcomes was facilitated by the - Second 2012 Meeting of the Presidents of the Regional Associations, - Joint meeting of the PRAs and PTCs

7 WMO OMM Meetings World Meteorological Congress Extraordinary Session World Meteorological Congress Extraordinary Session, Geneva, 29–31 October 2012 Outcomes: Congress approved resolution to establish an Intergovernmental Board on Climate Congress approved resolution to establish an Intergovernmental Board on Climate Services Services Important follow ups: - Designation of the members of the board including the Principal member / Member Focal point preferably from the NMHS point preferably from the NMHS - First meeting of the Intergovernmental board: first week July Alignment of Implementation plan of GFCS, WIS and WIGOS Implementation Plans and RAs Implementation plan in order to utilize already existing potentials, structures and RAs Implementation plan in order to utilize already existing potentials, structures and processes and not to duplicate processes and not to duplicate

8 WMO OMM Meetings Third 2012 Joint Meeting of the Presidents of the Regional Associations and the Presidents of the Technical Commissions, Presidents of the Technical Commissions, Geneva, 28 October 2012 Key issues: - Perspectives on Improving Interactions between RAs and PTs - Improving session documentation and decision making - Preparation for the extraordinary session of the Congress Outcomes: - Results of the Survey on Perspectives on Improving Interaction between Regional Associations and Technical Commissions of WMO Associations and Technical Commissions of WMO Survey has been issued in 23 July 2012, by the WMO President Survey has been issued in 23 July 2012, by the WMO President WMO 2013 January meetings -Follow ups of the Extraordinary Congress -Preparation for the Executive Council meeting

9 WMO OMM Meetings First Meeting of the Presidents of the Regional Associations 2013 Outcomes: - Roles and Responsibilities of Regional Associations and mechanisms for better coordination between the Regional Associations and Technical Commissions in the WMO coordination between the Regional Associations and Technical Commissions in the WMO Integrated Planning and Implementation Process EC WG/SOP-II(2013)/ Doc. 4.2 Integrated Planning and Implementation Process EC WG/SOP-II(2013)/ Doc Some inputs to the improved and integrated RAs performance o Phasing of RA meetings One session of shorter duration every two years oHow to aggregate Member priorities Joint Meeting of the PRAs and PTCs - CAS President invited technical commissions and regional associations to identify three priorities in their area of responsibility related to priorities in their area of responsibility related to o World Weather Research Programme (WWRP) and o Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) Programme

10 WMO OMM Meetings Second session of the EC Working Group on WMO Strategic and Operational Planning Key issues – Outcomes from Joint meeting PRAs and PTCs: - Continuous improvement of WMO processes and practices o Non- Controversial Documents o Terms of Reference of Regional Associations and Mechanisms for better coordination between the Regional Associations and Technical Commissions in the WMO Integrated between the Regional Associations and Technical Commissions in the WMO Integrated Planning and Implementation Process (Doc 4.2) Planning and Implementation Process (Doc 4.2) o Improved practices for Planning, Scheduling and Coordination of Constituent Body Meetings, including Shortening Sessions of EC and Congress Meetings, including Shortening Sessions of EC and Congress The new task given by the WMO President 6 years ahead projection of the GFCS in RA VI (2013 – 2015, ) - The role and operation of NMHSs, Country Profile Data Base - Number and distribution of seats in the Executive Council Request for enlargement (e.g. RA II Session, Doha 2013) Request for enlargement (e.g. RA II Session, Doha 2013)

11 WMO OMM Meetings Technical Commission sessions Outcomes: - The Commission recalled that it maintained working relationships with:... the WMO Regional Associations RAs which complement the role of JCOMM in fulfillment of national user needs and requirements for production of marine and oceanographic information, data and products, particularly related to the WIS and DRR, GFCS, and capacity development, and the IOC Regional Subsidiary Bodies, which complement the role of JCOMM in regional implementation of IOC objectives through Member States (JCOMM-4/Doc. 11) - The Commission encouraged Members / Member States to establish regional and sub- regional mechanisms for the exchange of marine related data, and products through DCPCs for specific ocean areas and seas (JCOMM-4/Doc. 7.4) 4th session of the Joint WMO/IOC Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology, Meteorology, Yeast, Republic of Korea, 23–31 May 2012

12 WMO OMM Meetings RA VI Events - Outcome from the first successful Phase I of the project on Strengthen Regional Capacity and Reducing Risk of Natural Disaster in the South-East Europe that has ended in 2011 Reducing Risk of Natural Disaster in the South-East Europe that has ended in The new joint venture of WMO and the UN ISDR and the EC Directorate General for Enlargement as the start up of IPA 2012 project ( amount of 2.2 million EUR ) with the assistance of the as the start up of IPA 2012 project ( amount of 2.2 million EUR ) with the assistance of the Finish Meteorological Institute Finish Meteorological Institute - partnership between the NMHSs and the Civil Protection on development of national and sub-regional capacities sub-regional capacities IPA/2012 Project: Building Resilience to Disasters in Western Balkans and Turkey, KICK-OFF Meeting, KICK-OFF Meeting, Zagreb, Croatia, August 2012

13 WMO OMM Meetings RA VI Events Outcomes: Outcomes: - Pilot Project for sub-regional cooperation in the provision of marine services ( WIGOS component ) over Adriatic Sea area as a template for small / inner sea / gulf ( WIGOS component ) over Adriatic Sea area as a template for small / inner sea / gulf ( e.g. Black Sea, Baltic Sea, Arab/Persian Gulf ) ( e.g. Black Sea, Baltic Sea, Arab/Persian Gulf ) - Establishment of the WIS DCPC / WIGOS Marine Meteorological Centre WMO RA VI Workshop on establishing WIS-DCPC / WIGOS Marine Meteorological Centre as a RA VI Sub-Regional Facility for Adriatic Sea Area, Centre as a RA VI Sub-Regional Facility for Adriatic Sea Area, Zagreb, Croatia, May 2012 The First Meeting of the Expert Team on establishing WIS-DCPC / WIGOS Marine Meteorological Centre as a RA VI Sub-Regional Facility for Adriatic Sea Area, Meteorological Centre as a RA VI Sub-Regional Facility for Adriatic Sea Area, Split, Croatia, October 2012, Expert Team meeting of the with the national stakeholders / partners experts Expert Team meeting of the with the national stakeholders / partners experts Partners ET meeting : areas of cooperation in meteorology, hydrology, oceanography, with link to Partners ET meeting : areas of cooperation in meteorology, hydrology, oceanography, with link to sea pollution simulations sea pollution simulations

14 WMO OMM European Meteorological Infrastructure assets meetings (ECMWF, EUMETSAT, EUMETNET) - Completed Benchmarking Questionnaire on Aeronautical Meteorological Services Status and Quality (2012) and Quality (2012) - Launched by Bart Nicolai preparing for the upcoming AVIMET meeting as newly elected chairman chairman - Close and highly productive partnership between RA VI, EMI, CAeM and WMO Secretariat - Good example of interaction between RAs and TCs EMI performances showcase (WMO – EUMETNET)

15 WMO OMM Interregional Cooperation Interregional Cooperation - Kick off event for the establishment WIS DCPC Regional Marine Meteorology Centre for Arab / Persian Gulf Region Persian Gulf Region - Capacity development is supported by Bahrain and Kuwait - Qatar is taking responsible role and ois seeking for more DCPC partners to achieve sub-regional mission ohas strong willingness to cooperate with the WIS DCPC Regional Marine Meteorological Centre for Adriatic Sea Area in shaping the role and performance of DCPC as WIGOS entity on marine component Fifteenth Session of Regional Association II Fifteenth Session of Regional Association II, Doha, Qatar, December 2012 WMO WIS Workshop on the Gulf Marine Centre WMO WIS Workshop on the Gulf Marine Centre, Doha, Qatar, 25th -30th January 2013

16 WMO OMM Interregional Cooperation Interregional Cooperation - Recommended by RA VI Task Team on RCOF and supported by the RA VI Working Group on Climate and Hydrology – target region South Western Europe / Mediterranean basin Climate and Hydrology – target region South Western Europe / Mediterranean basin - Extension of existing RA I PRESANORD to Mediterranean area involving thus RA I and RA VI - supported by the Scoping Workshop on Seasonal climate Prediction, Algeria, supported by the Scoping Workshop on Seasonal climate Prediction, Algeria, Letter of the PR of Spain, Mr. Daniel Cano Villaverde expressing strong support of the Spanish AEMET (Agencia Estatal de Meteorologia) for the establishment of the SW Europe/W AEMET (Agencia Estatal de Meteorologia) for the establishment of the SW Europe/W Mediterranean Outlook Forum ( MedCOF ) with readiness to coordinate all needed activities Mediterranean Outlook Forum ( MedCOF ) with readiness to coordinate all needed activities MEDCOF

17 WMO OMM RA VI President Correspondence / Letters RA VI President Correspondence / Letters Letter from the European Commission, Directorate General- Environment expressing request: Letter from the European Commission, Directorate General- Environment expressing request: - for less restrictive interpretation of the WMO Resolution 25 (Cg VIII-1999) - that EU Member States authorize that WMO /GDRC make available to relevant EU institutions: monthly observed averaged river discharge for all stations reported to GDRC; for JCR: daily data - discussion of this issue at the Hydrology Forum on 9th May Respond to the letter was given by the WMO Secretary General in accordance with the WMO Genera Regulations including Resolution 25. Letter of the PR of Romania regarding broadcasting of the meteorological warnings by a Letter of the PR of Romania regarding broadcasting of the meteorological warnings by a private company in the field of meteorology, UBIMET International private company in the field of meteorology, UBIMET International – seeking for the WMO Secretariat’s official position. – seeking for the WMO Secretariat’s official position. UBIMET is posting warnings in a dedicated site on the Internet. UBIMET is posting warnings in a dedicated site on the Internet.


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