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WMO AGENDA ITEM 4.1: SERVICE DELIVERY PUBLIC WEATHER SERVICES (PWS), AGRICULTURAL METEOROLOGY (AGM), MARINE METEOROLOGY AND OCEAN AFFAIRS (MMO) AND ATMOSPHERIC.

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1 WMO AGENDA ITEM 4.1: SERVICE DELIVERY PUBLIC WEATHER SERVICES (PWS), AGRICULTURAL METEOROLOGY (AGM), MARINE METEOROLOGY AND OCEAN AFFAIRS (MMO) AND ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH AND ENVIRONMENT (AER) REGIONAL ASSOCIATION IV (NORTH AMERICA, CENTRAL AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN) SIXTEENTH SESSION Willemstad, Curaçao, 12 to 19 April 2013 WMO; WDS

2 Structure of the presentation of Doc. 4.1  Public Weather Services (PWS) (Paragraphs to );  Agricultural Meteorology (AgM) (Paragraphs to );  Marine Meteorology and Ocean Affairs (MMO): and (Paragraphs to );  Atmospheric Environment Research (AER) Programmes. (Paragraphs to );

3 WMO PWS (Paragraphs to 4.1.3)  WMO Strategy of Service Delivery and its Implementation Plan:  Cg-XVI (Geneva, Switzerland, May-June 2011) adopted “The WMO Strategy for Service Delivery”.The WMO Strategy for Service Delivery  Goal of Strategy: To help NMHSs raise standards of service delivery in the provision of products and services to their users.  Objective of the IP: Lay out a path to guide WMO Members and constituent bodies realize the goal of the Strategy.  Implementation Plan (IP) for “The WMO Strategy for Service Delivery”: provides a methodology to evaluate the level of their current service delivery and to develop action plans for improvement of that level. Implementation Plan  IP will be presented to EC-65 for approval

4  Multi-Hazard, Multi-Scale Early Warning Systems:  PWS preparing guidance on multi-hazard impact-based information and warning services.  The PWS Component of the Severe Weather Forecasting Demonstration Project (SWFDP):  Association urged to consider developing suitable synergies with the proposed SWFDP for Central America and the Caribbean.  Socio-Economic Benefits (SEBs) of Weather, Climate and Water Services:  WMO and World Bank developing an authoritative document on methodologies for assessment of SEB. PWS (Paragraphs to 4.1.9)

5  Improving Forecast and Warning Services:  PWS Guidelines for Creating MoUs and SOPs between NMHSs and a Partner Agency (PWS-26, WMO-No. 1099) produced;  The WMO World Weather Information Services (WWIS) Website: Over 1 billion visits recorded; over 15 million page visits per month.  22 out of 26 Members of RA IV actively participating in the WWIS initiative. Members requested to enhance their participation in WWIS;  Mobile versions of the “MyWorldWeather” iPhone: and Android: Members urged to inform users to use the Apps;iPhone Android  The Common Alerting Protocol (CAP): Guidelines for Implementation of CAP-Enabled Emergency Alerting (PWS-27, WMO-No. 1109) published. Members urged adopt CAP all-hazard all-media alerting system. PWS (Paragraphs to )

6  Improving Forecast and Warning Services (contd):  Register of Alerting Authorities: Members requested to nominate editors of the Register for their respective countries;  Network of PWS National Focal Points  18 of the 26 RA IV Members have nominated PWS Focal Points. Others urged to nominate editors;  Capacity Development through the PWS Programme:  Training: 7 PWS workshops including 5 RA IV workshops on hurricane forecasting (Miami, Florida, USA) organized;  Competency training requirements being developed by the PWS Programme through CBS in liaison with the EC Panel on Education and Training for approval by CBS-Ext.(14);  All PWS Publications: freely available on the Web at: (http://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/amp/pwsp/publications _en.htm).http://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/amp/pwsp/publications _en.htm PWS (Paragraphs to )

7  Agrometeorological Services  Successful conclusion of the Caribbean AgroMeteorologcial Initiative (CAMI)  Disseminate CAMI Policy Brief to All Members  Regional Group on Agrometeorology  No meetings or activities  Need to reform Group or Task Team  World AgroMeteorological Information Service (WAMIS)  Support pilot projects with new technologies for the regional agromet applications. Agricultural Meteorology (AgM) (Paragraphs to );

8 MSI: METAREAs WMO Metareas align with IMO Navareas

9 MSI: WWMIWS World-Wide Metocean Information & Warnings Service WMO EC 62 (June 2010), requested WMO to “establish and develop, in collaboration with the IMO, terms of reference for an IMO/WMO World ‑ Wide Met-ocean Information and Warning Service (WWMIWS)” to complement the existing IMO/IHO World-Wide Navigational Warning Services (WWNWS, IMO resolution A.706(17)) METAREA Coordinator role IMO resolution adopted at IMO Assembly in November 2011

10 MSI: Standards & QM WMO Manual on Marine Meteorological Services (WMO-No. 558) WMO Guide to Marine Meteorological Services (WMO-No 471) Dynamic parts (online) to develop QMS for Maritime Safety Services : need continuous training

11 11 Urbanization prospects in 2050  Half of world’s population already lives in urban areas  Between 2011 and 2050 population to increase from 7 to over 9 billion  Urban population to increase from 3.6 to 6.2 billion, 66% of total population  Most urban population growth to occur in the less developed regions  The number of megacities (  10 million) is currently 23 and is expected to reach 37 in Adapted from United Nations 2012 Percentage of urban population

12 12 Outdoor air pollution (2008) More than 1 billion people are exposed to outdoor air pollution. Urban air pollution is linked to up to 1.3 million premature deaths and a cost of 2 to 5% of GDP. WHO 2009

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14 14 METROPOLITAN AIR QUALITY AND WEATHER FORECASTING SERVICES Air Quality Monitoring Weather Monitoring Emission inventory Development Surface topography & land use study SERVICE S AIR QUALITY FORECAST MODELING WEATHER FORECAST Health Advisories AIR-Now & AIR-Tomorrow UV Index- Skin Advisory City Pollution Maps Weather -Now & -Tomorrow Translate Science to Public Digital Display SMS Alerts Alerts Web Portal TV /Radio PRODUCTS Supercomputer BENEFIT TO END -USER Protecting Human Health Agricultural yield Benefits to Farmers Awareness of impact of AQ & Weather Basis for mitigation strategies RESEARCH Explore Chemical-Weather Improve Weather & AQ Forecasting Skill Development of Emission scenario Short Term Climate Change SAFAR Project IITM/WMO GURME

15 15 WMO increasing focus: Megacities and large urban complexes Need focus on large urban areas both for meteorological and air quality research → applications → services Activities should be aimed at: (i)development of strategies for megacities to deal with weather, climate and environmental problems and improvement of related services; (ii) enhancement of environmental monitoring and modelling capabilities; and (iii) establishment of case studies for understanding air pollution, health and climate connections in different types of megacities. Request to support GURME and Megacity Trust Fund!

16 Thank you for your attention Presented by Herbert Puempel


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