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1 World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Observing and Information Systems Department WMO Information System (WIS) WMO Prepared by Eliot Christian Senior Scientific Officer for WIS Official Documents of the WMO Information System (WIS)

2 Document Actions by CBS, Congress Technical Regulation (WMO-No. 49), Volume I, Section A.3 [Proposed amendment] Must be translated to all 6 official languages, prior to CBS Must be approved by CBS for submission to Congress Manual on WIS (WMO-No.1060) [New publication] Must be translated to French, prior to CBS Must be translated to all 6 official languages, prior to distribution deadline for Congress Guide to WIS (WMO-No.1061) [New publication] Must be translated into French prior to CBS To be approved by CBS only

3 Timeline for WIS Documents Event / Action: ICT-ISS and ICG-WIS will review all three documents (English only) Sep Translate Tech Reg to other 5 languages, distribute for CBS Extra-Ordinary Session Oct CBS to approve Tech Reg (all 6 languages) and Manual (EN & FR) for submission to Cg XVI, and approve Guide (EN & FR) Nov Translation (other 4 languages) of Manual and Guide (4+ weeks needed) and Distribution for WMO Congress XVI Feb Congress XVI to approve Tech Reg and Manual (which includes list of initial WIS Centres) May Executive Council LXIV approves Manual changes (includes updated list of WIS Centres) Jun

4 Current WMO Technical Regulations (WMO-No. 49) Document Structure Containing the Manual on GTS Volume I: General Meteorological Standards and Recommended Practices Section A: World Weather Watch A.1 – Global Observing System (GOS) A.2 – Global Data – Processing System (GDPS) A.3 – Global Telecommunication System (GTS) A.3.1 Meteorological Telecommunications A General A Organization of the GTS A The GTS shall be established and operated in accordance with procedures and practices set out in Annex III (Manual on the Global Telecommunication System (WMO-No. 386), Volume 1). WMO No. 386 Manual on the GTS Volume I - Global Aspects Part I - Organization of the GTS Part II - Operational Procedures for the GTS Part III - Technical Characteristics and Specifications for the GTS

5 Amend Technical Regulations (WMO-No. 49) Section A.3 to institute WIS Volume I: General Meteorological Standards and Recommended Practices Section A: World Weather Watch A.1 – Global Observing System (GOS) A.2 – Global Data – Processing System (GDPS) A.3 – WMO Information System (WIS) CHAPTER A.3.1PURPOSE CHAPTER A.3.2PRINCIPLES CHAPTER A.3.3ORGANIZATION CHAPTER A.3.4RESPONSIBILITIES CHAPTER A.3.5PRACTICES, PROCEDURES AND SPECIFICATIONS

6 Manual on WIS (WMO-No.1060) Manual on WIS (WMO-No.1060) Standard and Recommended Practices, Procedures and Specifications Complements Manual on GTS (WMO-No. 386) Eventually, Manual on WIS will update most of Manual on GTS and harmonize with official documents of WIS-related programmes Final reorganization of technical documents depends on WMO Integrated Global Observing System (WIGOS)

7 Manual on WIS (WMO-No.1060) Manual on WIS (WMO-No.1060) Standard and Recommended Practices, Procedures and Specifications Manual on WIS is Annex VII to WMO Tech Regs Contains standard (“shall”) and recommended (“should”) practices, procedures and specifications Initially, skeleton document (some sections complete; some just placeholders) Initially, focused on WIS Part B (functions beyond current GTS)

8 Manual on WIS (WMO-No.1060)Manual on WIS (WMO-No.1060), example sources WIS Centre Designation Procedures WIS Required Functions WIS Compliance Specifications GDPFS Data Exchange (Manual on GDPFS, Part II, Section 5)GDPFS Data Exchange (Manual on GDPFS, Part II, Section 5) GDPFS Data Management (Manual on GDPFS, Part III)GDPFS Data Management (Manual on GDPFS, Part III) Etc.

9 Guide to WIS (WMO-No.1061)Guide to WIS (WMO-No.1061), example sources WIS Centre Candidate Questionnaire Guidance WIS Functional Diagrams WIS Compliance, Additional Notes GTS Guides (tbd): Guide on Internet Practices Guide on VPN via the Internet between GTS centres Guide on the use of TCP/IP on the GTS Guide on Provisional Arrangements for the use of IP Addresses over the GTSGuide on Provisional Arrangements for the use of IP Addresses over the GTS Guide on IT Security Etc.

10 WIS WIKI Pages WIS >> ICT-ISS >> Tech Regs (Requires login) Forum of the ICG-WIS for developers of the Manual on WIS and Guide to WIS Forum of the ICG-WIS for developers of the Manual on WIS and Guide to WIS


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