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1 World Meteorological Organization Working together in weather, climate and water WIGOS R-WIP-RA VI Jochen Dibbern, RA-VI Focal Point WMO Regional Association VIwww.wmo.int WMO INTER-COMMISSION COORDINATION GROUP ON WIGOS (ICG-WIGOS-2) SECOND SESSION, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, 18 – 22 MARCH 2013

2 SUMMARY OF THE PRESENTATION WIGOS IMPLEMENTATION ACTIVITIES RA-VI R-WIP ROADMAP CHALLENGES FOR R-WIP WMO Regional Association VI

3 WIGOS IMPLEMENTATION ACTIVITIES (1) WMO Regional Association VI  The current RA VI RBSN and RBCN are based on a design basically representing the late 1990s status of the observing networks. New ground based observing systems, such as weather radars, wind profiler systems and aircraft measurements should be taken into account in the RBON re-design. The network re-design should also be coordinated with satellite observations.  The available regional assets, such as the European Meteorological Infrastructure (EMI) should be used and expanded over the whole Region. Thus, the EUCOS observing network had been considered as a model and as a core part of the RA VI RBON and the EUMETNET European Climate Support Network (ECSN) activities should form the basis of the regional climate network.  Due to the lack of resources, little progress has been achieved so far. The current EUMETNET Observations Road Map comprises to consider climate requirements for the network design in 2015.

4 WIGOS IMPLEMENTATION ACTIVITIES (2) WMO Regional Association VI  To make Members aware of the WMO WIGOS Implementation Framework activities and incorporate more Members in those activities, it was proposed to organize a regional WIGOS workshop. The workshop will be held in Madrid from 6-8 May 2013 and addresses:  WIGOS concept, framework implementation plan and architecture;  Benefits of WIGOS;  Draft Regional WIGOS Implementation Plan for RA-VI  Existing projects on national WIGOS implementation;  Capacity building needs. Further information will be delivered at:

5 RA-VI R-WIP ROADMAP WMO  March 2013: First draft R-WIP available  May 2013: Regional WIGOS Workshop 6-8 May 2013 at AEMET, Madrid, Spain  End of May 2013: 2nd draft R-WIP available  September 2013, RA-VI Session XVI: Approval of R-WIP  September 2013: RA-VI Session will set up appropriate WIGOS Task Teams  September 2013 – 2015: implementation of activities, monitoring of progress, report to RA-VI MG WMO Regional Association VI

6 CHALLENGES FOR R-WIP IN RA-VI  Important activities of the Regional WIGOS Implementation Plan:  WIGOS Metadata creation and handling;  Quality Monitoring;  Integration of networks - redesign of the regional observing network plus integration of additional networks (CryoNet, marine observations etc)  Compilation and publication of national good practices;  Assist Members with national WIGOS implementation;  Capacity Development focused on Early Warning Systems and provision of specialised services, such as marine services.  More detailed implementation activities for the Region will be discussed during the Madrid Workshop in May 2013 WMO Regional Association VI


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