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1 The Association of Hydro-Meteorological Equipment Industry GENERAL ASSEMBLY Fifteenth Session Brussels 16 October October 16, 2013

2 Meeting Agenda 1.Opening by the Chairman of HMEI Council 2.Address by Dr Wenjian Zhang, Director of OBS Department, SG representative at GA-15 3.Acceptance of previous General Assembly minutes 4.Chairman’s report 5.Executive Secretary’s report 6.Approval of the audited 2012 annual accounts 7.HMEI membership in WMO expert teams 8.WMO Information System (WIS) and collaboration with Industry 9.Clarification of the CIMO Guide and WMO expectations of HMEI 10.Status of the new HMEI Website 11.New business 12.Close of Meeting 2 October16, 2013

3 125 Members in 25 Countries New Members Welcomed in 2013: ARINC (USA) RPA ‘Typhoon’ (Russia) Geonica (Spain) Guangzhou Double One Meteorological Equipment Co., Ltd (China) KNT Plus (Russia) IMD EXPO INTERNATIONAL LLP (Russia) Lufft Mess-und Regeltechnik GmbH (Germany) Microcom Design Inc. (USA) Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Japan) RPS (USA) SeaSpace Corporation (USA) SITA (Switzerland) Telescan (Portugal) Trimble (USA) 3October 16, 2013

4 Membership of HMEI Resignations in :  Biral (UK)  JENOPTIC Defence and Civil Systems (Germany) 4October 16, 2013

5 Web Site Renewal Project Initial Version Complete Catalogue for WMO Release Date – January 1, 2014 (or sooner) Member Company Input Information Enhancements Protected Membership Area 5October 16, 2013

6 Mr David Grimes, President WMO Mr Jeremiah Lengoasa, DSG WMO Dr Bertrand Calpini, President CIMO Mr Fred Branski, President CBS Mr Johan Stander, Co-President JCOMM Mr Bruce Angle, Assistant to President WMO Dr Wenjian Zhang, Director, OBS Department Dr Miroslav Ondras, Chief, OBS Department Mr Brian Day, Chair Mr Andy McDonald, Vice Chair Dr Alexander Karpov, Executive Secretary of HMEI Ms Robyn Thomas, Executive Assistant 6October 16, 2013 May 2013 High Level Consultative Meeting

7 Proposal of Joint WMO-HMEI 2 Phase Project on Capacity Development Purpose To assist WMO Members in the implementation of WMO Priority activities, including GFCS To ensure that the outcome of the Project should be available and benefit to all WMO Members Process To make maximum use of the existing structure of CIMO and CBS working bodies October 16, 20137

8 Two Phases Project on Capacity Development Phase I Development of Tender Specifications Benefits Improved and more consistent tender specifications Systems less expensive providing data of a known quality Effective relationship between vendors, NMHS’s and related agencies 8October 16, 2013

9 Two Phases Project Phase II Development of a series of basic training programmes Benefits Ensure consistency and improved data quality world-wide Systems less expensive providing data of a known quality Defined when Phase I is nearing completion 9October 16, 2013

10 Budget October 16, 2013

11 Status of New Website Feedback is welcome Dynamic Development Official Start Up – January 1, October 16, 2013

12 Other Items AMS – Atlanta, Georgia – February 3 – 6, 2014 HMEI Council-19 and GA- 16(Council Elections) CIMO-16, CIMO TECO and METEOREX St. Petersburg, Russia – July 7 – 9, 2014 CBS-EXT, RA-III, Paraguay – September, 2014 HMEI Pins Under Consideration Trust Fund Awards 12October 16, 2013

13  What would you like to see HMEI work on?  New Business 13October 16, 2013 New Business

14 Thank you Questions? 14October 16, 2013


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