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1 World Meteorological Organization Working together in weather, climate and water WMO OMM WMO Climate & Water Department GFCS Side Event V 20 May 2011, Hrs Facilitating the Flow of Climate Information

2 WMO OMM Topics for Discussion Context: –Principle 3: Framework activities will address three geographic domains; global, regional and national –Principle 4: Operational climate services will be the core element of the Framework Organizing and moving operational climate information products required for the implementation of the GFCS. Going beyond generating the products, and developing an operational strategy to make the products routinely available to users across sectors, spatial domains and decision contexts.

3 WMO OMM Key Questions What is a Climate Services Information System, and what are its mechanisms for the generation and exchange of global-regional-national climate information? How do WMO Technical Regulations (through GDPFS) facilitate quality management and operational commitments in this regard? What climate information is the existing WMO system for global (GPCs, global climate data centres, global climate monitoring centres) and regional centres (RCCs) producing and disseminating? What are the consensus approaches to facilitate common understanding of climate information? What are Regional Climate Outlook Forums? What is a Global Seasonal Climate Update? How do the WMO Information System (WIS), the Global Telecommunication System (GTS), the Internet, and other technologies help in the flow of climate information?

4 WMO OMM Panel Lead Speakers: –Dr Richard Graham Met Office, UK –Ms Teruko Manabe Tokyo Climate Centre, Japan Meteorological Agency –Mr Abdallah Mokssit Director, Direction de la Météorologie Nationale (DMN), Morocco, Permanent Representative of Morocco with WMO, and Vice-Chair, IPCC Working Group 1 Discussants: –Dr Won-Tae Yun Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA), Republic of Korea –Dr Fredrick R Branski National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), USA, and President, WMO Commission for Basic Systems (CBS)


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