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1 1 of 15 World Meteorological Organization Implementation - Coordination Meeting on the GTS and ISS in RA V HAWAII, 2-5 DECEMBER 2009 Presented by David Thomas (Project Manager-WIS) WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION Weather – Climate - Water WMO Integrated Global Observing System (WIGOS)

2 2 of 15 World Meteorological Organization Background WMO established in 1950 –Previously International Meteorological Org (Est 1873) Observed and monitored the Earth’s weather, water and climate systems Established and documented observation practices –eg. CIMO Guide and Manual on GOS Anticipated impact of space observations in setting up the World Weather Watch –WWW consists of the GTS, GOS and GDPFS Services based on our understanding the earth’s environmental system –extend across timescales from severe weather warnings to weekly forecasts to seasonal climate prediction with broad applications across social and economic sectors world wide

3 3 of 15 World Meteorological Organization So why change? Greater vulnerability of society to extreme weather events and climate change –Society is much more complex but more capable of using technology and science. –Increasingly sophisticated expectations –Demands more for less. Increased awareness of our planet as an integrated system –To model our world, need information from many sources. –In order to meet its Members’ needs, WMO increasingly dependant on partnerships and collaboration across different fields e.g. WMO and IOC partnership through JCOMM Policy & decision makers need quality advice –Don’t like funding duplication across silos or uncoordinated activity

4 4 of 15 World Meteorological Organization WIGOS VISION WIGOS will establish an integrated, comprehensive and coordinated observing system to satisfy in a cost-effective and sustained manner the evolving observing requirements of WMO Members and will enhance coordination of WMO observing systems with those of partner organizations for the benefit of society

5 5 of 15 World Meteorological Organization SCOPE To achieve its objectives WIGOS will –Build upon the existing observing components of WWW GOS, GAW, and WHYCOS, and will capitalize on existing, new and emerging technologies. –Improve access to and utilization of surface-based observations and products from co-sponsored systems such as GTOS, GOOS and GCOS through enhanced coordination with partner organizations. –Improve its space-based component by enhanced collaboration through partnerships such as the Coordination Group for Meteorological Satellites (CGMS) and the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS). –Enhance integration between its surface- and space-based components. –Provide a mechanism to meet new observational requirements of its Members. –Make a major and unique contribution to United Nations agencies that are focused on environmental stewardship WWW- World Weather Watch GOS – Global Observing System GCOS – Global Climate Observing System GAW – Global Atmosphere Watch WHYCOS – World Hydrological Cycle Observing System GTOS- Global Terrestrial Obs Syst. GOOS – Global Ocean Obs Syst

6 6 of 15 World Meteorological Organization Benefits WIGOS will –Enable the evolution and integration of WMO observing systems & enhance collaboration with its partner organizations: this will allow access to an expanded set of data & products resulting in increased knowledge and enhanced services in a cost effective manner. –Better enable WMO Members to meet expanding national mandates and achieve higher national visibility with other environment related agencies. Members will be able to better respond to natural hazards, improve environmental monitoring, and adapt to climate change and man-made environmental impacts. WIGOS together with WIS will greatly enhance operational components of WMO Programs, especially in Developing and Least Developed Countries. –Provide a mechanism for enhanced integration between its surface and space based components. –Integration will lead to efficiencies and cost savings that can be reinvested to overcome known deficiencies and gaps in the observing system. In this way WIGOS will provide capabilities to better utilize existing and emerging observational capabilities

7 7 of 15 World Meteorological Organization Standardisation A key requirement for integration within WIGOS will be standardization in three key areas: Standardization of instruments and methods of observation; –Standards relating to homogeneity, usability and, compatibility and traceability of observations and related products Information management and movement; –Standards relating to WIS information management and movement including, interoperability, exchange, search and access End-product quality assurance. –Standards relating to quality management practices, including how to describe QM frameworks

8 8 of 15 World Meteorological Organization Standards for observations, quality mgt and information mgt/exchange

9 9 of 15 World Meteorological Organization Exemplar of WIGOS principles The coordination of satellite data providers in planning missions to meet observation requirements reflects coordination creates synergy. –Observation requirements and related observing capabilities are kept under review as part of the Rolling Review of Requirements (RRR) process and a Gap Analysis of the space-based GOS is regularly performed. (available for download from above link). –WMO has developed its "Vision for the GOS in 2025" to provide a long- term goal to foster the development of the GOS and meet the challenges of future weather and climate observation. The vision addresses both surface- and space-based observations. –The above link describes the current global planning for operational geostationary satellites and Low-Earth Orbit satellites, as developed in consultation among WMO and satellite operators within the Coordination Group for Meteorological Satellites (CGMS). It includes a nominal configuration and a global contingency plan. The impact of observations on NWP can be seen in a report by Niels Bormann to QA4EO 30 Sep 2009 –http://www.qa4eo.org/docs/workshop_09/Bormann_30Sep09.pdf

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14 14 of 15 World Meteorological Organization Pilot and demonstration Projects WIGOS is divided into 2 parts –Part 1 – developing and testing of WIGOS concept –Part 2 – implementation (post Cg 2011) PP – TC projects to explore concepts of WIGOS –AMDAR, JCOMM ODP, GAW WDC, WHYCOS, CIMO, GSIC, GRUAN DP – Regional or Member activities exploring WIGOS Concepts –Kenya, Morocco, RA IV, Russia, Australia, Brazil, Korea

15 15 of 15 World Meteorological Organization WIGOS and RA V BoM’s Composite Observing System (BCOS) is a WIGOS demonstration project –The aim of the BCOS is to take an integrated view of user requirements and to best apply resources to addressing them through the integrated use of observations from various systems and from various sources. The ECMWF case study demonstrates RA V has potential benefits from coordination efforts WIGOS is set to be a major focus of , and has a high dependency on WIS WIGOS, like WIS, is a strategy to use our limited resources better


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