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WMO 16 th Session of RA VI (Europe) (Helsinki, Finland, 10 – 17 September 2013) Outcomes & Progress Ivan Čačić ICSEED-13, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina,

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1 WMO 16 th Session of RA VI (Europe) (Helsinki, Finland, 10 – 17 September 2013) Outcomes & Progress Ivan Čačić ICSEED-13, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 28 – 29 April 2014

2 RECO RA VI 2013 Helsinki Finland ~ 80 participants 35 countries >25 PRs ICSEED-13, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 28 – 29 April 2014

3 > 149 participants 39 RA VI countries observers from Canada and USA EUMETNET ECOMET 16th Session RA VI 2013 Helsinki Finland Agreed set of regional priorities RA VI (Europe) Survey NMHS: Institutional Arrangements Challenges and Priorities ICSEED-13, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 28 – 29 April 2014

4 16 th Session RA VI (Europe) Regional Priorities (Doc.7.2)  Coping with issues related to the economic conditions affecting the NMHSs: constant pressure for budget and staff cuts, insufficient qualified personnel, difficulties to maintain and sustain basic functions, due to lack of resources  Enhancement of Climate Services - implementation of GFCS at regional and national level  Implementation of WIGOS and WIS (noting that WIS implementation has already been in progress), including focus on concrete and urgent needs related to the maintenance and improvement of the observing systems and the quality of observations  Enhancement of Services: PWS, DRR/EWS, aviation and related services as well as demonstration and communication of the resulting social and economic benefits, in particular to decision makers / Government  Enhanced international cooperation and partnership: raising the effectiveness and efficiency of the regional activities, building common position on issues like data policy, commercialization and public/private sector relationships Helsinki 10 – 17 September 2013 ICSEED-13, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 28 – 29 April 2014

5 New – Old Work Structure  The core structure was determined 16 th Session RA VI (Europe) Helsinki 10 – 17 September 2013 ICSEED-13, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 28 – 29 April 2014

6 New Work Structure  Management Group – composition:  President (Croatia)  Vice-president (Lithuania)  Hy Adviser (Switzerland)  PRs: Finland, Germany, Israel, Portugal, Russian Federation, Turkey  Chairs and Co-Chairs of WGs  Invitation extended to the Chair of ICH/CIS  First meeting held on 16 September 16 th Session RA VI (Europe) Helsinki 10 – 17 September 2013 ICSEED-13, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 28 – 29 April 2014

7 New Work Structure  Working Groups:  Technology Development and Implementation (TDI) Chair – Mr Dieter Schroeder, Germany Vice-chair – Mr Ercan Büyükbas, Turkey  Climate and Hydrology (CH) Co-Chair (C) – Ms Anahit Hovsepyan, Armenia Co-Chair (H) – Mr Dominique Berod, Switzerland (Hy Adviser)  Service Delivery and Partnership (SDP) Chair – Mr Axel Thomalla, Germany Vice-chair – Prof Adriaan Perrels, Finland  Task teams will be established by 2 nd MG meeting on 15th May 2014 in Tallinn (hopefully after EUMETNET GA) 16 th Session RA VI (Europe) Helsinki 10 – 17 September 2013 ICSEED-13, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 28 – 29 April 2014

8 Effectiveness and Efficiency  Shorter Sessions – agreed - max. 1 week  Improved agenda and action oriented documents  More frequent high level events – agreed to hold a Director’s Conference in the middle of intersession period  Strong support to the proposed amendments to the General Regulations in order to determine better the role and responsibilities of the RAs – to be submitted to Cg-XVII 16 th Session RA VI (Europe) Helsinki 10 – 17 September 2013 ICSEED-13, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 28 – 29 April 2014

9 Effectiveness and Efficiency  Recognition of contribution of regional experts – 70 experts awarded 16 th Session RA VI (Europe) Helsinki 10 – 17 September 2013 ICSEED-13, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 28 – 29 April 2014

10 Lessons learnt  Agenda and documents  Documents – action oriented and with clear regional context; information part to be in INFs  Better pre-session coordination of documents with departments  Actions need to be clearly highlighted  PPTs – only if necessary and closely related to documents – to highlight decisions and actions  Allocate more time to experts from WGs  Innovations  Webex/videoconferencing was handled well technically but needs further consideration  Need to establish good two-way communication, provide the presentations to interpreters in advance, etc.  Engage all Members – work to ensure attendance and engagement  Duration of RECO ↗, duration of Session ↘ 16 th Session RA VI (Europe) Helsinki 10 – 17 September 2013 ICSEED-13, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 28 – 29 April 2014

11 Progress and Actions after 16 th Session RA VI  1 st meeting of the RA VI TT on the Regional Operating Plan Geneva, January 2014  Recommended the regional priorities to be incorporated in the SP 2016 – 2019  Made suggestions for changes to the KOs that were included in the draft of the WMO SP  Decided on the timetable for the work-programme of the TT  As soon as the work programmes of the RAVI WGs are ready, the existing RAVI OP will be reviewed what concerns 2014 – The initial planning for the new OP 2016 – 2019 will also start with the main emphases for RAVI on 2016 – 2017  Planned to have a short meeting in connection with the EC in June 2014  President RA VI  communicated the outcomes of the RA VI 16th Session and the TT ROP meeting at the Joint meeting of the PRAs and PTCs, January 2014, and EC WG / SOP, February 2014  In a few days (up to 1 st April 2014) is going to approve RA VI component of the Operating plan on the basis of the compilation of the TT ROP outcomes by the WMO Office for Europe 16 th Session RA VI (Europe) Helsinki 10 – 17 September 2013 WMO SP priority areasTT-ROP commentRA VI priorityNote ICSEED-13, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 28 – 29 April 2014

12 WMO Thank you ICSEED-13, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 28 – 29 April 2014


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