Aircraft-Based Observations Work Program
The work of the Aircraft-Based Observations Program for development of the aircraft-based observing system and the AMDAR system, is primarily based on two planning documents:
- The Implementation Plan for Evolution of WIGOS; and,
- The medium-term planning as described in detail in the Aircraft-Based Observing System, Strategy and Implementation Plan (A-SIP).
ABOS Strategy & Implementation Plan
- ABOS Strategy & Implementation Plan, Version 2020 (December 2020, Approved by JET-ABO)
- ABOP Strategy & Implementation Plan Version 2017.1 (May 2017, Approved by ET-ABO at its 3rd session)
- ABOP Strategy & Implementation Plan Version 2013.1 (December 2013)
The development of the AMDAR observing system is primarily focused under the WMO-IATA Collaborative AMDAR Programme (WICAP).
The achievement of the A-SIP will be undertaken primarily through the work and guidance of the Infrastructure Commission, Joint Expert Team on Aircraft-Based Observing systems (JET-ABO) under the joint management of the Standing Committees on Earth Observing Systems and Monitoring Networks (SC-ON) and Measurements, Instrumentation and Traceability (SC-MINT).
The focus of JET-ABO will be the following elements:
- AMDAR Program expansion under WICAP and related enhancement and capacity building
- Aircraft-based observing system development and aircraft-based observations derivation
- Aircraft-based observations international data and data quality management
- Training and Outreach
- Scientific and technical specification, development and validation
- Aviation systems integration
The Budget for the ABOP is based on the Work Plans of the JET-ABO that contribute to the development and management of the program and is supported by the AMDAR Trust Fund under its Terms of Reference.
- Aircraft-Based Observations Program Budget for the 2021-2022 Work Plan and Projection to 2024 (Version 2021.1A, Approved)
Updated: 4 March 2021