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1 World Meteorological Organization Working together in weather, climate and water XV-RA V/Doc. 4.7 Expected Result 7 ENHANCED CAPABILITIES OF MEMBERS TO PROVIDE AND USE WEATHER AND CLIMATE, WATER AND ENVIRONMENTAL APPLICATIONS AND SERVICES Strategic Thrust: Service Delivery Presented by Geoffrey Love D/WDS WMO; WMO

2 XV-RA V/Doc. 4.7 Introduction WMO Highlights of XV RA-V Doc. 4.7: 1.User focus; 2.Improved products and services; 3.Service delivery; 4.Socio-economic issues related to weather, climate and environmental applications; 5.Capacity-building and training; and 6.Quality management.

3 The Session is requested to: Refer to XV-RA V/Rep. 4.7: Progress/Activity Report, for clarification and further information of the draft text; Adopt the draft text in XV-RA V Doc4.7 for inclusion in the general summary of XV-RA V.

4 PWS: User Focus ( ) PWS in User Focus WMO Public Weather Services Programme (PWSP) helps Members develop user focus in service delivery: –through complete understanding of user requirements; and –Response to expressed needs by users; Members should pay attention to user focus to ensure that NMHSs retain: –Credibility, and –Public and political support.

5 PWS: Improved Products and Services Severe Weather Forecasting and DRR Demonstration Project (SWFDDP) (4.7.3) Association is requested to encourage Members to implement the PWS component of the RA V SWFDDP for: –Improved coordination with media & disaster management authorities; –Public education and outreach activities; –Increased public understanding of products and their application; –user-based service assessment of the quality of service delivery by NMHSs to users.

6 PWS: Service Delivery WMO Strategy for Service Delivery (4.7.6) WMO Strategy for Service Delivery developed by the Executive Council Working Group on Disaster Risk Reduction and Service Delivery (EC-WG DRR & SD); To guide NMHSs in the provision and delivery of services that incorporate : –user needs and –performance metrics.

7 PWS: Service Delivery PWS Service Delivery Task Team (4.7.7) Association is requested to establish a Task Team within the Working Group on Services to address PWS-related service delivery issues including: –User focus in service delivery; –Dissemination and Communication of severe weather warnings; –Cooperation with the media; –social and economic benefits of weather, water and climate services; –Building capacities of NMHSs to deliver services.

8 PWS: Service Delivery PWS Symposium (4.7.8) Members encouraged to use the recommendations of PWS Symposium (Geneva, Dec. 2007) with respect to: –Madrid Action plan; –Developing capacities of NMHSs in key service delivery; –The challenges and best practices in the delivery of weather, climate and water services; –Education and capacity building Symposium Proceedings available at ents/Symposium_Proceedings_Final.pdf ents/Symposium_Proceedings_Final.pdf

9 LTD conceptualized in 2007 to help NMHSs: –Improve communication with user sectors; –Improve range of products and services; and –Improve services delivery. Successfully implemented in Madagascar to serve the health sector; Chile, Peru and Panama LTD Pilot Projects establishing partnership between NMHSs and agriculture, fisheries, health and transport; RA V Members may consider initiating LTD. PWS: Service Delivery PWS Learning Through Doing (LTD) projects (4.7.9)

10 17 out of 22 RA V Members participate in WWIS; Has about 10 million visits per Month; won the Stockholm Challenge Award in 2008; Members to enhance their participation in the WWIS Website PWS: Service Delivery World Weather Information Service (WWIS) (4.7.10)

11 SWIC serves public and media with information on tropical cyclones, heavy pptn and strong Wind; RAV participants: –Australia Bureau of Meteorology, –Fiji RSMC Tropical Cyclone Centre in Nadi, –Malaysian Meteorological Service and –New Zealand TCWC in Wellington. Has over 1 million visits per month. Members to use the SWIC Website. PWS: Service Delivery Severe Weather Information Centre (SWIC) (4.7.11)

12 WMO Forum: Social and Economic Benefits and Applications of Weather, Climate and Water Services: –Comprised of NMHSs, Governments, NGOs, World Bank, Academia, user sectors, and Media; –Assists PWSP in leading implementation of Madrid Action Plan (MAP). The Forum helped PWSP establish Socio-Economic Benefits (SEB) Website for decision-support tools and case studies; Members to use the Website as a resource, and also to contribute content to the site. PWS: Socio-Economic Issues Related to Weather, Climate and Environmental Applications. The WMO Forum ( – )

13 PWS: Capacity Building and Training Guidelines (4.7.15) Guidelines produced since the last session: –PWS Strategy for Developing Public Education and Outreach; –Guidelines on Capacity Building Strategies in Public Weather Services; – Examples of Best Practice in Communicating Weather Information; –Guidelines on Communicating Forecast Uncertainty; –Supplement to Guidelines on Meteorology and Air Quality Forecasts; All publications available at

14 PWS: Capacity Building and Training Training (4.7.16) Training: –Four (4) training events took place during the intersession period; –PWS to be included in training curricula of WMO Regional Training Centres (RTCs).

15 Members encouraged to use a combination of locally adapted traditional farming technologies, and seasonal forecasts. (International Workshop on Agrometeorological Risk Management, New Delhi, India, Oct 2006); also Climate change projections should be incorporated into NMHSs agrometeorological products; and NMHSs should develop and implement communication plans including media training and effective feedback from users: (International Workshop, University of South Queensland, USA, May 2009) Agricultural Meteorology (AGM): User Focus User Focus Recommendations ( – )

16 International Workshop at University of South Queensland, Australia, May 2009 indicated: Farmers preferred free accurate climate forecasts to free seed and fertilizer. Association requested to encourage farmer round-table sessions in AGM meetings and workshops as an effective user-focus practice. AGM: User Focus Farmers Roundtable Sessions (4.7.20)

17 Association is requested to establish a Task Team on Agrometeorology for: –Reviewing and recommending applications of seasonal forecasts; –Developing and implementing communication plans; –Media training. AGM: Improved Products and Services Task Team on Agrometeorology (4.7.22)

18 World Agrometeorological Information Service (WAMIS) Website assisting Members to disseminate their products; Products from 50 countries or institutions available on WAMIS; Over 90,000 visits to the Website in 2009; Members to take advantage of WAMIS to disseminate their products. AGM: Service Delivery The WAMIS website (4.7.24)

19 The JCOMM survey revealed considerable room for improvement with regard to both quality and content of services to Mariners (full report at MSS ; MSS To urge Members to take appropriate actions to improve services. Marine Meteorology & Oceanography (MMO): User Focus The JCOMM survey (4.7.26)

20 MMO: Improved Products and Services Transmitting Graphical Products to Mariners (4.7.28) Association is requested to endorse recommendation by JCOMM-III (Marrakech, Morocco, Nov 2009) to develop standards for other products similar to the successful IHO standards of sea ice information in Electronic Navigation Chart (ENC) systems.

21 The GMDSS Weather Website –Association commends Members for contributing to GMDSS-Weather Website, managed by Météo-France; –Website include products prepared for International NAVTEX dissemination in future; –Association to urge Members to disseminate products through the GTS and to provide metadata. MMO: Service Deliver The GMDSS Weather Website (4.7.29)

22 –Considering IMO resolution A.705(17) on application of standards in marine services; To urge Members to develop Quality Management System (QMS) for provision of Marine services; –Workshop on Maritime Services planned, Melbourne Australia, May MMO: Improved Products and Services Quality Management (QM) (4.7.32)

23 Quality Management System (QMS): –Urgent since QMS for aviation is applicable in 2012; –Association to request RA V Members who are not yet compliant to take necessary steps to be compliant. Aeronautical Meteorology (AEM) Quality Management System (QMS) (4.7.33)

24 Members to support trial issuance of SIGMET-related advisories, planned for 2011 in the Region, as recommended by the second meeting of Meteorological Warning Study Group (METWSG) to; Ease pressure from aviation to establish a regional SIGMET system bypassing Members. AEM: Service Delivery Trial SIGMET-related advisories (4.7.36)

25 Joint GURME and EANET workshop on chemical transport modeling in 2010 in RA V; To request Members to work with health authorities for improvement of UV Index (UVI). Atmospheric Environment Research (AER) Improved Products and Services ( to )

26 Thank you

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