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1 WMO WIGOS Implementation & (WIP) RA I Sub-Regional Workshops for WIGOS and WIS for West / North Africa Nov 2013 Dr I. Zahumensky, WIGOS-PO

2 WMO Outline  What is WIGOS & Why WIGOS  WIGOS Framework & Implementation:  WIP  WIGOS Key Areas  Regional level  National level  What is needed  Planning the Project  Conclusions

3 What is WIGOS?  An over-arching framework for the coordination and evolution of WMO observing systems and the contributions of WMO to co-sponsored observing systems;  A WMO priority & a key contribution to GFCS  It is about doing more & better with what we have now to enable more efficient and effective service delivery;  It is about changing the way we plan, operate and deliver observations to meet user needs.

4 Why WIGOS?  Shortcomings of the current situation:  Obs. networks/systems not sustainable and stable,  Design and planning not coordinated,  Obs. standards not respected (lack of compliance),  DBs not integrated (inconsistent, not compatible) including those of metadata,  Considerable deficiencies in QMS (maintenance, …),  Lack of qualified staff;  Through coordinated data sharing and networks/systems development, Members will be better equipped to address existing deficiencies and to meet future challenges

5 WIGOS Framework  At its simplest, the WIGOS framework is about:  Documenting and implementing standard and recommended practices and procedures in making and sharing observations;  Collaboration & Cooperation & Coordination for efficiency and effectiveness; for a successful business …“Alone you can go faster, but together we can go further”;  Integration and interoperability in all senses,  Timely delivering observations that meet user needs in a way they can use them;  Empowering NMHSs

6 WIGOS Implementation  The WIGOS framework shall be implemented to enable the integration, interoperability, optimized evolution and best-practice operation for  WMO observing systems, and  WMO’s contribution to co-sponsored systems.  WIGOS will use and exploit the WMO Information System (WIS) to allow continuous and reliable access to observational data and products, and associated metadata.

7 WIGOS Framework Implementation Plan (WIP) CONTENTS 1.Introduction and Background 2.Key Activity Areas for WIGOS Implementation 3.Project Management 4.Implementation 5.Resources 6.Risk Assessment / Management 7.Outlook Annexes KEY ACTIVITY AREAS 1)Management of WIGOS implementation 2)Collaboration with WMO co- sponsored observing systems & international partners 3)Design, planning and optimized evolution 4)Observing System operation and maintenance 5)Quality Management 6)Standardization, system interoperability and data compatibility 7)The WIGOS Operational Information Resource 8)Data and metadata management, delivery and archival 9)Capacity development 10)Communications and outreach

8 To oversee, guide and coordinate WIGOS To facilitate and support the operation of WIGOS To plan, implement and evolve WIGOS component systems To ensure supply of and access to WIGOS observations Management of WIGOS Implementation / operation Collaboration with co- sponsors and partners Communications and outreach Quality Management Standardization, interoperability & compatibility Operational Information Resource Capacity Development Design, planning and optimised evolution Data discovery, delivery & archival Observing system operation & maintenance WIGOS Key areas

9 Implementation Steps - Regional Level  Identify major issues of the Region (& its Sub- regions): observational challenges, critical gaps and solutions against the identified services priorities of the Region/Sub-regions;  Indicate the best/appropriate working approach for the Region / Sub-region taking advantage of on- going/planned initiatives, activities, groupings, projects (synergy of them) to address requirements, needs, priorities & associated challenges, respecting specifics of each Subregion;  Propose potential solutions against the identified services priorities of the Region/Sub-regions;

10 Implementation Steps - Regional Level  Develop R-WIP:  Identify implementation activities for WIGOS Key Activity Areas;  Align R-WIP with major regional / subregional & national activities and harmonized aid-funded on-going national/bilateral/subregional projects;  Align R-WIP-I with all WMO Priorities (GFCS-IP, CB/CD, DRR), and GCOS-IP, EGOS-IP;  Propose bilateral or multilateral Sub-regional projects, or inter- regional projects (e.g. between RA I & VI / RA I & II);  Align with existing funding and look for funding opportunities;  Identify appropriate mechanism for implementation of agreed tasks and projects.  Identify Resources and potential Donors

11 What does WIGOS mean at a National level?  N-WIGOS must be aligned with national needs/priorities (strategic and operational):  NMS Strategy & Plan drive N-WIP  N-WIP has to take such a Strategy & Plan into account and built on it  N-WIP must be consistent with:  WIP and R-WIP (Key Activity Areas),  GCOS-IP, EGOS-IP, GFCS-IP;

12 What does WIGOS mean at a National level?  Demonstrating national leadership in observations:  Best practices,  Plan & design;  Sustainability, maintenance & operation;  Integration and interoperability;  Compliance with WMO TR (WMO-No. 49) - standard and recommended practices and procedures;  Culture change and change management;  Supported by collaboration at Regional/Sub- regional level  WIGOS benefits will only be delivered through commitment at a national level

13 National leadership through WIGOS  WIGOS and WIS provide means & opportunities:  To enhance national observing networks for benefit of all users  To enhance sharing and accessibility of observations  To reinforce central role of NMHS through partnerships & a network of networks  To strengthen national mandate and authority  Strong national coordination & cooperation will assist in building strong regional coordination & cooperation

14 Observing Practices & Procedures  Standards and recommendations for instruments and methods of observation;  All aspects of observations and observing systems:  establishment and installation;  management and operation;  maintenance, inspection and supervision;  delivery & sharing of observations;  data and metadata management (pre-processing & processing, QC, monitoring, remedial actions, …)  Data Quality: 'fit-for-purpose' ideal  Documenting known quality is key.

15 What is needed  Cooperation & Collaboration & Partnership  regional organizations / sub-regional groupings overseeing the observing systems/networks,  specifically cooperation among meteorological, hydrological and marine/oceanographic institutions/services where they are separated at the national level.  Working together (C&C&P): crucial for building of a sustainable Regional/Subregional IOS to provide observations critical for meeting service delivery user requirements.

16 What is needed  Communications and Outreach to gain:  Acceptance/understanding of the WIGOS concept by all stakeholders;  Support of Members’ PRs and national governments (the stronger, the better):  Commitment & engagement & support to WIGOS & its implementation at a national level (ownership): fundamentally important;  Donation from funding agencies (e.g. World Bank, EU, subregional economic groupings);

17 Planning the Project RRR Process

18 Planning the Project

19  Quick wins: 1.Gap analysis of current observing networks 2.Categorization of the gap analysis findings 3.Specification of activities to solve problems under 2 and implement them 4.…  Longer term:  Regional - subregional (Design solutions to common national problems): R-WIP: plan and do  National: Plan and do (using shared solutions)

20 In conclusion…  WIGOS:  will not fix all problems of current national/regional observing systems/networks;  will lay down the framework – to allow Members to start addressing the current problems in a:  systematic,  coordinated,  sustainable,  efficient & effective way.

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