Presentation on theme: "WIGOS/WIS and other WMO activities relevant to PORS"— Presentation transcript:
1WIGOS/WIS and other WMO activities relevant to PORS W. Zhang, & M. OndrasObserving and Information System Department, WMOWMO; OBS
2Status of WIGOS Implementation Progress in key areas OutlineWMOStatus of WIGOS ImplementationProgress in key areasActivities & achievements since ICG-WIGOS-2 (Jan. 2013)ICG-WIGOS-3 Major considerations & recommendations to EC 66 and Cg 17
3WMO Cg-16 Decisions on key priorities for 2012-2015 Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS)WMO Integrated Global Observing System (WIGOS)/WMO Information system (WIS)Capacity buildingDisaster Risk ReductionAeronautical meteorology33
4What are the WIGOS Observing components? Global Observing System(WWW/GOS)Observing component of Global Atmospheric Watch (GAW)WMO Hydrological Observations(including WHYCOS)Observing component of Global Cryosphere Watch (GCW)4
5WMO Information System WIGOS: A future observing framework for WMOWorld Weather WatchGAWWIGOSGCWHydro OSGOSSurf+SpacePolar Obs.GCOSPartnersGDPFSCo-sponsorsTo achieve the WIGOS Vision:WIGOS will implement a framework for enabling the integration, interoperability, optimized evolution and best-practice operation ofWMO observing systems, andWMO’s contribution to co-sponsored systems.WIGOS will use and exploit the WMO Information System (WIS)To allow continuous and reliable access to an expanded set of environmental data and products, and associated metadataWMO Information SystemGTS5
6WIGOS Vision Global Regional National Coordinated, comprehensive, reliable & trusted observations for WMO and co-sponsors;Addressing, in a cost-effective, sustained and integrated manner, the evolving observing requirements of Members in delivering weather, climate, water & environmental services;Enhanced coordination & cooperation at global, regional and national levels for the benefit of society.GlobalRegionalReliable & trusted Observations: Timely, Quality assured, Quality controlled, Well documented, CompatibleNational6
7WIGOS Framework: the Key activity areas in WIGOS Implementation Plan approved by EC Management of WIGOS ImplementationCollaboration with co-sponsors and partnersTo oversee, guide and coordinate WIGOSData discovery, delivery & archivalDesign, planning and optimised evolutionTo ensure supply of and access to WIGOS observationsTo plan, implement and evolve WIGOS component systemsObserving system operation & maintenanceCapacity DevelopmentTo facilitate and support the operation of WIGOSCommunications and outreachOperational Information ResourceStandards, interoperability & compatibilityQuality Management
10Why WIGOS? Shortcomings of the current situation: Obs. networks/systems not sustainable and stable,Design and planning not coordinated,Obs. standards not respected (lack of compliance),DBs not integrated (inconsistent, not compatible) or interoperable, including metadata,Considerable deficiencies in QMS (maintenance, …), Lack of qualified staff;Inability to respond effectively to opportunities (NWP, new technologies, etc);Through coordinated data sharing and networks/systems development, Members will be better equipped to address existing deficiencies and to meet future challenges
11Implementation of WIGOS Cg-XVI (2011): WIGOS shall be implemented in the current financial period ( )ICG-WIGOS Interpretation:The following elements of the WIGOS Framework must be implemented by Cg-XVII in 2015:WIGOS Regulatory Material (Phase I)WIGOS Metadata StandardsWIGOS Information Resource (WIR)Initial Regional WIGOS Implementation Plans (R-WIPS)WIGOS PreOperation-ready by 2016
12Implementation of WIGOS (II) ICG-WIGOS Interpretation:It is expected and understood that additional elements will follow in subsequent financial periods ( ):WIGOS Regulatory Material (Phase II)WIGOS Quality Management FrameworkNational WIGOS Implementation PlansWIGOS Information Resource (Phase II)(Note that the full implementation of the component observing systems under WIGOS may take decades; cf. ‘implementation of the GOS’)
13WIGOS Implementation: Since ICG-WIGOS-2(2013) All (active) ICG-WIGOS Task Teams have met several times and reported on their activities:TT-WRM (face-to-face + telecons)TT-WMD (face-to-face + telecons)TT-WQM established, not yet metRegional WIGOS framework Implementation PlansRA II, IV, VI Plans approvedRA I, III, V to be approved in 2014Technical Commissions engaged in WIGOS planning and Expert/Task teamsWMO
14Progress in key activity areas Progress on all key 10 WIGOS framework activities such as:WIGOS Management and CollaborationData discovery, access & retrieval – via WISWIGOS Operational Information ResourceWIGOS Regulatory MaterialWIGOS Metadata specification and guidanceWIGOS Quality Management activityCommunications and outreachWIGOS a WMO priority in draft WMO Strategic PlanInput provided to evolving draft
15Other issues with key progress WIGOS Information Resource 'launched' at EC-65WIGOS Project OfficeWIGOS New Project Manager: Lars Peter RiishojgaardNearly Fully staffed with 3 scientific officersNational WIGOS Implementation Plans – next phase of WIGOS, although some interest alreadyCollaboration with partners in WIGOSGCW Steering GroupGFCS, as the Observation and Monitoring PillarGCOS, GOOS & GTOS (WMO co-sponsored systems)GEOSS and AfriGEOSS?European Commission and regional networks?
16Objectives of ICG-WIGOS-3 (Feb. 10-14, 2014) Review overall progress on WIGOS framework implementationAchievements & challenges; Accelerate & seek closure on key tasks for Cg-17Review and advise on work of Task TeamsTT-WIGOS Regulatory Material, Metadata; Quality Management - mechanism for approval by TCs, EC, CgReview progress in regional WIGOS plansResolve challenges at regional level, and Explore how RA's can assist in national WIGOS planning and preparednessReview progress and issues of technical commissions in relation to WIGOSOutline processes for approval of relevant material (eg WRM) and integration of WIGOS in TC work programme & work plansKey Recommendations to EC-66 & future action plan
17RECOMMENDATIONS OF ICG-WIGOS-3 TO EC-66 WIGOS should continue as a WMO priority for the next financial period.WIGOS framework has reached a point of maturity where WIGOS is now enabling the development and deployment of its components.All prerequisites are available for a preoperational phase of WIGOS from 2016 to 2019.WIGOS further provides a mechanism for linking to non-WMO systems – GCOS, GOOS, and third-party observations.ICG-WIGOS encouraging PRs to make station identifiers available as potential volunteer cooperators in observation.
18RECOMMENDATIONS OF ICG-WIGOS-3 TO EC-66 ICG-WIGOS recommends CBS to lead the development of a “Vision for WIGOS in 2040”. The target for approval should be Cg-XVIII.Concept of “AWS WIGOS/WIS Conferences” needs to be presented to EC-66.ICG-WIGOS recommends enhancing WIGOS relevant coordination with European Community/European Union.ICG-WIGOS agreed that there is still a strong requirement for communications and outreach, particularly ‘in the field.’ICG-WIGOS recommends encouraging PRs communicate success stories and benefits achieved through their WIGOS implementation activities.
19Timeline for review process of the WIGOS RM (including WIGOS MetaData) 31 March: consolidated drafts Vol. I, Part I, and Manual finalized1 April – 30 June 2014: distribution of the drafts to all TCs, EC-PORS (in English only) ; and feedback from them;1 July – 31 August 2014: revisionSept. 2014: translation into all WMO languages;Sept. 2014: submission to CBS-Ext.(2014) and RA-III-16.1 Oct. – 31 Dec. 2014: distribution of the final drafts to all PRs (in all WMO languages) and feedback from them;October 2014: submission to RA-I-16.2 Jan. – 15 Feb. 2015: final revision and translation;January/February 2015: ICG-WIGOS-41 March 2015: WIGOS document submitted to Cg-17
20DRAFT STRUCTURE OF WIGOS SECTIONS IN WMO TR - OUTLINE INTRODUCTIONPurpose of WIGOSWIGOS component observing systemsGlobal Observing System (GOS)Global Atmosphere Watch (observing component of GAW)WMO Hydrological Observations (not only WHYCOS)Global Cryosphere Watch (observing component of GCW)Collaboration with co-sponsored and non-WMO observing systemGovernance and managementCOMMON ATTRIBUTES OF COMPONENT SYSTEMSRequirementsDesign, planning and evolutionInstrumentation and Methods of ObservationOperationsObservational MetadataQuality ManagementCapacity DevelopmentCOMMON ATTRIBUTES SPECIFIC TO THE SURFACE-BASED SUB-SYSTEM OF WIGOSCOMMON ATTRIBUTES SPECIFIC TO THE SPACE-BASED SUB-SYSTEM OF WIGOSOBSERVING COMPONENT OF THE GLOBAL ATMOSPHERE WATCH (GAW)OBSERVING COMPONENT OF THE GLOBAL CRYOSPHERE WATCH (GCW)GLOBAL OBSERVING SYSTEM (GOS) OF WWWWMO HYDROLOGICAL OBSERVING SYSTEM (not only WHYCOS )WMOFor the complete Draft structure of the WIGOS sections in WMO Technical Regulations (WMO-No. 49), Vol. I., Part I. WIGOS: see Annex to 3.8.4,20
21Three Legal Governance Pillars of WMO Since 1951, WMO Cg-I2121
22Manage WIGOS Implementation through Integrated TR ---Promote recommended practices to standard onesUpdate WMO Technical Regulations: engage all observing systemsStandard practices and proceduresRecommended practices and proceduresnecessary for Members to follow or implementdesirable for Members to follow or implementdistinguished by the use of the term shalldistinguished by the use of the term shouldstatus of requirementsstatus of recommendationsdefined in a technical resolutionMembers shall do their utmost to implementMembers urged to comply withArticle 9(b) of the Convention is applicableArticle 9(b) of the Convention is not applicableMembers shall inform SG of inability or impracticability of implementationNo requirementGR 128 is applicableGR 128 is not applicable9(b) If, however, any Member finds it impracticable to give effect to some requirement in a technical resolution adopted by Congress, such Member shall inform the Secretary-General of the Organization whether its inability to give effect to it is provisional or final, and state its reasons therefor.2222
23ICG-WIGOS-4 in a context of Congress in 2015 ICG-WIGOS-4 is planned for Jan.2015, the week before or after PTC.Key documents to be submitted to ICG-WIGOS-4 for consideration:Draft Pre-operation Plan for a new phase of WIGOS ( );Draft WIGOS working document for Cg-XVII, incl. Draft Resolution; Draft TORs of ICG-WIGOS and all Task Teams needed for the WIGOS Preoperational Phase ( );Plans for WIGOS Side Events at Cg-XVII;Examples/demonstration of success stories, case studies, and other communications, outreach and Capacity Development, examples of social-economic benefits of WIGOS and other supportive materialMapping-out of all Capacity Development activities needed for each WIP Key Activity Areas.
24Great work and excellent achievements SummaryGreat work and excellent achievementsCommunications and Outreach effectiveOverall on target to deliver on WIGOS Framework Implementation Plan by Cg-17Urgent Key task areas:Streamlined approval of WIGOS Regulatory material, phase 1WIGOS Metadata progress !Positioning for WIGOS as WMO priority for !!
25Suggested actionsEnsure the Polar and Cryosphere key issues (Regulatory material, Metadata, Requirements) are fully addressed in the WIGOS decisions by the next Congress (2015);Ensure key activities and tasks are fully reflected in the draft WIGOS Pre-operation Plan for the next phase ( );Suggestion: Establish a Task Team (experts on Polar Cryosphere observations), to become an interface to ICG-WIGOS respective Teams, to take care of the above key issues, including feedback to the ICG, as appropriate.