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1 Ivan Cacic cirus. dhz.hr Meteorological and Hydrological Service of Croatia WMO Sixteenth Congress (Cg-XVI), Geneva, 16 May to 3 June 2011 Report of the President of RA VI (Europe) Ivan Cacic

2 Ivan Cacic cirus. dhz.hr Meteorological and Hydrological Service of Croatia WMO Sixteenth Congress (Cg-XVI), Geneva, 16 May to 3 June 2011 Management of RA VIManagement of RA VI Strategic/Action Plan Strategic/Action Plan Work structure and performance Work structure and performance RA VI main priorities:RA VI main priorities: GFCS GFCS WIS and WIGOS implementation WIS and WIGOS implementation DRR DRR Capacity-building Capacity-building RA VI challenges and opportunitiesRA VI challenges and opportunities OUTLINE

3 Ivan Cacic cirus. dhz.hr Meteorological and Hydrological Service of Croatia WMO Sixteenth Congress (Cg-XVI), Geneva, 16 May to 3 June 2011 RA VI Strategic Plan (2008–2011) for the enhancement of the NMHSs in the Region:RA VI Strategic Plan (2008–2011) for the enhancement of the NMHSs in the Region: First successful attempt to downscale the WMO Strategic Plan taking into consideration regional specifics, requirements and priorities First successful attempt to downscale the WMO Strategic Plan taking into consideration regional specifics, requirements and priorities Complemented by the Action Plan with defined objectives, deliverables and timelines Complemented by the Action Plan with defined objectives, deliverables and timelines Basis for planning the activities and tasks of the subsidiary bodies Basis for planning the activities and tasks of the subsidiary bodies Helps Members develop their National Strategic and/or Development Plans (e.g., Russian Federation) Helps Members develop their National Strategic and/or Development Plans (e.g., Russian Federation) Implies closer cooperation with regional partners such as ECMWF, EUMETSAT, EUMETNET, European Union etc. Implies closer cooperation with regional partners such as ECMWF, EUMETSAT, EUMETNET, European Union etc. Management of RA VI

4 Ivan Cacic cirus. dhz.hr Meteorological and Hydrological Service of Croatia WMO Sixteenth Congress (Cg-XVI), Geneva, 16 May to 3 June 2011 RA VI has optimized its work structure - to improveRA VI has optimized its work structure - to improve efficiency and effectiveness of regional activities efficiency and effectiveness of regional activities Management Group (MG) Management Group (MG) three Working Groups (WG) three Working Groups (WG) flexible structure flexible structure Task Teams (TT) Task Teams (TT) Technology Development and Implementation (WG/TDI) Service Delivery and Partnership (WG/SDP) Climate and Hydrology (WG/CH) Management of RA VI

5 Ivan Cacic cirus. dhz.hr Meteorological and Hydrological Service of Croatia New method – ensures continuity of the implementation effort during the intersession period - action/result orientedNew method – ensures continuity of the implementation effort during the intersession period - action/result oriented Task Action Plan Task Action Plan WG TT Deliverable WG TT Deliverable timeline timeline WMO Sixteenth Congress (Cg-XVI), Geneva, 16 May to 3 June 2011 target date Management of RA VI Crucial factors for success: Crucial factors for success: In-kind contribution by Members – expertise, time, travel expenses In-kind contribution by Members – expertise, time, travel expenses Smart use of the limited financial resources from WMO – prioritization and innovative approaches Smart use of the limited financial resources from WMO – prioritization and innovative approaches Identifying synergies with other implementing partners Identifying synergies with other implementing partners

6 Ivan Cacic cirus. dhz.hr Meteorological and Hydrological Service of Croatia WMO Sixteenth Congress (Cg-XVI), Geneva, 16 May to 3 June 2011 RA VI priority - to play a major role in the development and implementation of Global Framework of Climate Services (GFCS)RA VI priority - to play a major role in the development and implementation of Global Framework of Climate Services (GFCS) 2009 – initiation of RA VI Network of Regional Climate Centres (RCC); pre-operational pilot phase started in June – initiation of RA VI Network of Regional Climate Centres (RCC); pre-operational pilot phase started in June 2009 Regional implementation plan targeting formal designation of the Network by the end of 2011 Regional implementation plan targeting formal designation of the Network by the end of 2011 RCC Network structure includes three nodes, each supported by a consortium of NMHSs with one of them identified as the lead institution RCC Network structure includes three nodes, each supported by a consortium of NMHSs with one of them identified as the lead institution DWD, Germany, is the overall coordinator of the WMO RA VI Pilot RCC Network DWD, Germany, is the overall coordinator of the WMO RA VI Pilot RCC Network Priorities 1. GFCS - RA VI RCC Network

7 Ivan Cacic cirus. dhz.hr Meteorological and Hydrological Service of Croatia WMO Sixteenth Congress (Cg-XVI), Geneva, 16 May to 3 June 2011 Priorities 1. GFCS - RA VI RCC Network

8 Ivan Cacic cirus. dhz.hr Meteorological and Hydrological Service of Croatia RA VI NMS RCC LRF RCC DATA RCC MONITORING coordination support, tools, methods support, tools, methods infrastructure infrastructure EU climate services Synergies in WMO RA VI help to build the GFCS regional component Priorities 1. GFCS - RA VI RCC Network

9 Ivan Cacic cirus. dhz.hr Meteorological and Hydrological Service of Croatia WMO Sixteenth Congress (Cg-XVI), Geneva, 16 May to 3 June 2011 RA VI advanced the establishment of RCOFs to assist Members to better utilize the Global Producing Centres products through:RA VI advanced the establishment of RCOFs to assist Members to better utilize the Global Producing Centres products through: capacity-building for preparing seasonal outlooks and forecasts capacity-building for preparing seasonal outlooks and forecasts facilitating interaction with users from different economic sectors facilitating interaction with users from different economic sectors Key driver: the success of the South-Eastern European Climate Outlook Forum (SEECOF)Key driver: the success of the South-Eastern European Climate Outlook Forum (SEECOF) five SEECOF sessions have already taken place five SEECOF sessions have already taken place North Eurasian Climate Outlook Forum (NEACOF) – initiated by Russian Federation; first session May 2011North Eurasian Climate Outlook Forum (NEACOF) – initiated by Russian Federation; first session May 2011 Kick-off of Climate Watch implementation through a Regional Workshop in 2010Kick-off of Climate Watch implementation through a Regional Workshop in 2010 Priorities 1. GFCS – RA VI RCOFs and Climate Watch

10 Ivan Cacic cirus. dhz.hr Meteorological and Hydrological Service of Croatia WMO Sixteenth Congress (Cg-XVI), Geneva, 16 May to 3 June 2011 The implementation of WIS in the Region has been initiated through the designation of GISCs, DCPCs and NCs:The implementation of WIS in the Region has been initiated through the designation of GISCs, DCPCs and NCs: DWD, Germany, established the first pre- operational online GISC (21 May 2010) DWD, Germany, established the first pre- operational online GISC (21 May 2010) Other centres in RA VI are in advanced stage of preparation Other centres in RA VI are in advanced stage of preparation Regional Workshop on WIS planned – to develop regional implementation plan Regional Workshop on WIS planned – to develop regional implementation plan WIGOS demonstration projects in the Region:WIGOS demonstration projects in the Region: Integrated Meteorological and Hydrological Network Integrated Meteorological and Hydrological Network in the Russian Federation in the Russian Federation Re-design of the Regional Basic Observing Network Re-design of the Regional Basic Observing Network Identify needs of Members for rehabilitation/modernization of networks Identify needs of Members for rehabilitation/modernization of networks Priorities 2. RA VI WIS and WIGOS Implementation

11 Ivan Cacic cirus. dhz.hr Meteorological and Hydrological Service of Croatia WMO Sixteenth Congress (Cg-XVI), Geneva, 16 May to 3 June 2011 South Eastern Europe became one of the most intensive area on the NMHSs capacity building / development in RA VISouth Eastern Europe became one of the most intensive area on the NMHSs capacity building / development in RA VI Facilitated by the Regional Programme on Disaster Risk Reduction in South East Europe (DRR/SEE) (April 2009 to April 2011)Facilitated by the Regional Programme on Disaster Risk Reduction in South East Europe (DRR/SEE) (April 2009 to April 2011) Implemented through regional cooperation with the European Commission, UNDP, UNISDR, World Bank and other regional partnersImplemented through regional cooperation with the European Commission, UNDP, UNISDR, World Bank and other regional partners Strong focus on institutional capacity building and raising the role and visibility of NMHSs as key stakeholder in Disaster Risk ManagementStrong focus on institutional capacity building and raising the role and visibility of NMHSs as key stakeholder in Disaster Risk Management The cooperation model of DRR/SEE programme promoted for use in other WMO RegionsThe cooperation model of DRR/SEE programme promoted for use in other WMO Regions Priorities 3. Disaster Risk Reduction

12 Ivan Cacic cirus. dhz.hr Meteorological and Hydrological Service of Croatia Phase I National and regional gaps, needs and requirements for risk assessment and Multi-Hazard EWS identifiedNational and regional gaps, needs and requirements for risk assessment and Multi-Hazard EWS identified National Policy Dialogues on DRR held to link NMHS to government DRR planning and budgetingNational Policy Dialogues on DRR held to link NMHS to government DRR planning and budgeting Multi-sectoral risk assessment capacities for flood and droughts documented and trainings heldMulti-sectoral risk assessment capacities for flood and droughts documented and trainings held Regional MHEWS Training Workshop conducted as input for the design of a regionally harmonized MHEWSRegional MHEWS Training Workshop conducted as input for the design of a regionally harmonized MHEWS Good practices in EWS in the SEE region documented and sharedGood practices in EWS in the SEE region documented and shared Roadmap to strengthen regional cooperation and with European Centres and network to support DRR developedRoadmap to strengthen regional cooperation and with European Centres and network to support DRR developed Phase II has been proposed to EC DG Enlargement to start in 2011 WMO Sixteenth Congress (Cg-XVI), Geneva, 16 May to 3 June 2011 Priorities 3. Disaster Risk Reduction

13 Ivan Cacic cirus. dhz.hr Meteorological and Hydrological Service of Croatia WMO Sixteenth Congress (Cg-XVI), Geneva, 16 May to 3 June 2011 Specific RA VI challenges are related to: Specific RA VI challenges are related to: requirements for compliance with EU policies and directives (e.g., Water management; data policy, INSPIRE) requirements for compliance with EU policies and directives (e.g., Water management; data policy, INSPIRE) provision of aeronautical meteorological services (ICAO and EU Single European Sky requirements) provision of aeronautical meteorological services (ICAO and EU Single European Sky requirements) increasing role of private sector in service delivery increasing role of private sector in service delivery increasing need to study and demonstrate the increasing need to study and demonstrate the socio-economic benefits of the meteorological, climatological and hydrological services socio-economic benefits of the meteorological, climatological and hydrological services Resource mobilization and assistance for filling the technological and institutional gaps between the developed and developing parts of the Region Resource mobilization and assistance for filling the technological and institutional gaps between the developed and developing parts of the Region RA VI challenges

14 Ivan Cacic cirus. dhz.hr Meteorological and Hydrological Service of Croatia WMO Sixteenth Congress (Cg-XVI), Geneva, 16 May to 3 June 2011 Extension of partnership with: Extension of partnership with: Regional partners ECMWF, EUMETSAT and EUMETNET, contributing to capacity development through knowledge and technology sharing and transfer Regional partners ECMWF, EUMETSAT and EUMETNET, contributing to capacity development through knowledge and technology sharing and transfer Neighbouring Regions, particularly RA II and RA I – better coordination of activities for Middle East, Caucasus and Mediterranean sub-regions Neighbouring Regions, particularly RA II and RA I – better coordination of activities for Middle East, Caucasus and Mediterranean sub-regions Technical Commissions – better recognition of the complementary roles and responsibilities; enhanced collaboration, particularly in: Technical Commissions – better recognition of the complementary roles and responsibilities; enhanced collaboration, particularly in:  identification of regional and sub-regional requirements  coordination of implementation plans and projects  optimization of resources RA VI opportunities

15 Ivan Cacic cirus. dhz.hr Meteorological and Hydrological Service of Croatia WMO Sixteenth Congress (Cg-XVI), Geneva, 16 May to 3 June 2011 Thank you


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